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Army Chief: Iran’s New Training Jet Warning to Enemies

 
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Seyed Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday that his country’s success in designing, manufacturing and operationalizing an advanced training jet under harsh sanctions relays a warning message to Tehran’s enemies that there is no deadlock for Iranians. Mousavi, in a message sent to the Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, said that the development of Yasin jet inside the country sent a clear message to the Arrogance, especially enemies of the Islamic Republic. He appreciated the efforts of the IRIAF in designing and manufacturing Yasin training jet. Mousavi highlighted that Iranian armed forces know no deadlock in developing its required equipment and boosting the country’s defense power by relying on domestic capabilities. On Thursday, Iran has unveiled and put into operation a domestically-manufactured training jet, which is among the world’s best in terms of takeoff and landing capabilities. The advanced jet, dubbed Yasin, was put on display on Thursday in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh and Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari. The training jet, which has undergone its final test, made its maiden flight over Noje Airbase in Iran’s western Hamadan Province. The aircraft is 12 meters long and four meters high. It weighs 5.5 tons and can fly up to 12 kilometers. The wing’s design enables the jet to land and take off at a speed of at least 200 kilometers per hour. A fully horizontal rotating fin on the aircraft’s tail allows the pilot to perform various maneuvers. Yasin utilizes two 7,000-pound-thrust turbo jet engines, which is used for jet fighters. Iran has recently made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and hardware despite facing sanctions and Western economic pressure. The Islamic Republic says its military power is solely for defensive purposes and does not pose any threat to other countries.
 

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