Advanced Stealth Fighter Undergoing Pre-Flight Tests

Advanced Stealth Fighter Undergoing Pre-Flight TestsAdvanced Stealth Fighter Undergoing Pre-Flight Tests

Former defense minister Hossein Dehqan announced that the state-of-the-art stealth fighter jet Qaher (Conqueror), which has been designed and manufactured by domestic experts, is undergoing pre-flight tests and conducting fast taxi runs.

Speaking to Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, the top general pointed to the development process of Qaher and said the fighter jet has been designed to conduct close air support missions.

It has been undergoing pre-flight tests, he said, adding that one of the tests the aircraft should undergo is fast taxiing.

Taxiing is the movement of an aircraft on the ground, under its own power, in contrast to towing or push-back where the aircraft is moved by a tug.

Dehqan also pointed to the development of another homegrown jet, dubbed Kowsar-88, saying that it is also performing fast taxi runs, preparing for take-off.

The Iranian fighter jet Qaher-313 was unveiled in February 2013. The single-seat stealth fighter jet can take off and land on short runways.


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