Wed, Sep 06, 2006
The Saber-Rattling Continues In Southwest Asia
Iran is developing its
own home-grown fighter jet. Looking very much like a F-5 (file
photo of type, right), Iranian state-run television says it's "more
powerful" because it was "designed, optimised and improved by
Iranian experts" according to the Associated Press.
Named "Saegheh" (translates to "Lightning" in English) in one AP
story, the single-seat aircraft is purportedly capable of employing
both rockets and bombs.
Iran unveiled the aircraft during the large-scale military
excercises they are calling "The Blow of Zolfaghar" that began in
August of this year. In a televised interview Iranian Air Force
Commander General Karim Ghavami said the excercises are intended
"to show the trans-regional forces that we are ready to defend our
country up to the latest drop of our blood."
Iran has debuted several new weapon systems during a series
of war games over the past years. As ANN previously reported,
Iran has recently tested both a long-range submarine-to-surface
missile, a short-range surface-to-surface
missile, and is purportedly working on a "stealth missile."
Iran claims it intends to reduce and/or eliminate reliance on
foriegn sources for its weapons, saying it exports over $100
million worth of military equipment annually.
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