The Iranian Army in a ceremony on Thursday received three home-made Kowsar fighter jets developed by Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), reported Fars news agency.
The ceremony was participated by the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, and Head of the Management and Planning Organization (MPO) Mohammad Baqer Nobakht.
Iran last September unveiled Kowsar which is equipped with avionics (aviation electronics) and fire-control systems.
Kowsar was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran who ordered the fighter jet to fly.
The new fighter jet uses the fourth generation of military digital network and is equipped with heads-up display (HUD) system to increase the precision-striking power of weapons, advanced and multi-purpose radar for fire-control to boost the precision to trace the targets and threats and high-precision navigation system.
Kowsar can be manufactured in two types of single-cockpits and double-cockpits and the second type can be used for training pilots in addition to enjoying combat capabilities.