Iran is still pushing for own jet fighter
Iran is still going at it with the big news of the unveiling of a new jet fighter, the Lighting, or Azarakhsh. Authorities are stating the aircraft is going testings and follows the news from last summer that from now on Iran would develop the technology to create jet fighters. In August 2013, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh the deputy commander of the Iranian Air Force announced that the new achievement would help eliminate the need to purchase fighter jets from other countries. In recent years, the Defense Ministry has made significant achievements in the field of aerospace technology. Iran unveiled its first domestically manufactured fighter jet, called the Azarakhsh (Lightning), in 2007. The Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter plane was a follow-up aircraft derived from the Azarakhsh. Iran unveiled its first squadron of Saeqeh fighter jets in an air show in September 2010.