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Tuesday 21 August 2018 - 10:19
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Iran test-flies 1st homegrown fighter/trainer jet Kosar

MNA Iran has successfully test-flown the first indigenous advanced light attack and training jet Kosar concurrent with the National Day of Defense Industry.

The domestically-madefighter/trainer jet Kosar, mainly developed by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization, was unveiled back in July 2017, and showcased to international audience at MAKSair show in Moscow.

The twin-engined, two-seat Kosar jetwas successfully ran through test-flights this morning in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani. The event was part of the programs planned to commemorate Irans Day of Defense Industry, during which the president is scheduled to deliver a speech.

Kosar enjoys many advanced features including an indigenous avionic and fire-control system, multi-function digital displays, ballistic weapon calculator, an advanced HUD system to increase strike precision, and an advanced multifunction fire control radar to boost the identification of targets and threats.

Kosar is an advanced fighter jet with a Close Air Support (CAS) role that has made Iran one of the few countries with the know-how of designing and manufacturing such jets equipped with 4th generation avionic and fire-control systems.

The jet will be mass-produced with one-seat and two-seat, the latter of which can be used for both military and training purposes.

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