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    Ahmadinejad Unveils Iranian Stealth Fighter Jet

    Ahmadinejad Unveils Iranian Stealth Fighter Jet
    http://news.sky.com/story/1046717/ah...th-fighter-jet
    Video: Iran Unveils Stealth Fighter Jet

    Iran has unveiled a fighter jet military officials claim can evade radar and has been made by Iranian developers. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a ceremony broadcast on state television that building the Qaher F-313, or Dominant F-313, shows Iran's will to "conquer scientific peaks".

    Tehran has repeatedly claimed to have developed advanced military technologies in recent years, but its claims cannot be independently verified because the country does not release the technical details. The state started producing its own military equipment in the 1980s to compensate for a Western weapons embargo that banned export of military technology and kit to Iran.
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    Iran stealth plane Mahmoud Amadinejad inspects the new jet

    The Defence Minister, Ahmad Vahidi, said: "Qaher is a fully indigenous aircraft designed and built by our aerospace experts. "This is a radar-evading plane that can fly at low altitude, carry weapons, engage enemy aircrafts and land at short airstrips." He said it was Iran's best stealth plane.

    However, some reports suggest Iran's programme relies on equipment supplied by major international defence contractors and that it incorporates parts made abroad or uses outside engineered technologies in its domestic designs.

    Pictures of the Qaher released by the official IRNA news agency and pictures on state TV showed a single-seat jet. They described it as a fighter-bomber that can combat other aircraft and ground targets.
    Iran stealth plane The single-seater jet can combat other aircraft and ground targets

    Iran's English-language state Press TV said Qaher was similar to the American-made F/A-18, an advanced fighter capable of dogfighting as well as penetrating enemy air defences to strike ground targets.

    Hasan Parvaneh, an official in charge of the project, said the physical design of the Iranian plane was unique and bore no resemblance to any foreign fighter jet. "Development depends on our will. If we don't have a will, no one can take us there," President Ahmadinejad said. "Once we imported cars and assembled them here. Now, we are at a point where we can design, build and get planes in the air."
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    Re: Ahmadinejad Unveils Iranian Stealth Fighter Jet

    That is one funny looking jet-ish plane-ish thing ever. VW Beetle has bigger cockpit (: I mean this RC Jet is bigger than that.

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    Re: Ahmadinejad Unveils Iranian Stealth Fighter Jet

    Iran's 'fake' fighter jet which experts say can't fly is spotted in the air (with a little help from Photoshop)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...otted-air.html
    Iran unveiled its homemade Qaher-313 stealth fighter jet last week
    Experts spotted design flaws and expressed doubts about the aircraft
    Suspect pictures of the jet in flight thought to be fake

    By Kerry Mcdermott

    PUBLISHED: 12:09, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:47, 14 February 2013

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    Iran's freshly unveiled fighter jet has already been derided by aviation experts who likened the plane to a mock-up model and expressed serious doubts over whether it could actually fly.

    And a new picture of the domestically produced Qaher-313 apparently soaring over Iranian mountains has done little to curb scepticism, amid claims the plane never actually left the ground but was simply superimposed over the snow-capped peaks using Photoshop.

    Iran, which unveiled the stealth fighter jet at a ceremony attended by President Mahmoud Admadinejad earlier this month, claims its aircraft is capable of evading radar, carrying weapons and flying at low altitude.

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/...48_634x286.jpg
    Doctored? The picture on an Iranian news site shows the jet apparently soaring over snowy mountains
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/...53_634x369.jpg
    Similarities: This picture of the fighter jet at its unveiling is virtually identical to the so-called action shot of the aircraft in flight



    But when the picture of the jet supposedly in flight was published on the Khouz News website, eagle-eyed Iranians quickly pointed out the similarities between the image and a picture of the aircraft taken at the official unveiling in Tehran on February 2, according to a France 24 report.

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    It looks like a toy cockpit! Western critics take aim at Iran's homemade stealth fighter that 'can't be detected by radar'
    Here's one we made earlier! Iran unveils homemade fighter jet which it claims can evade radar

    The two pictures of the plane are identical save for the backdrop, with the Tehran aircraft hangar replaced by Iran's Mount Damavand in the so-called action shot of the Qaher-313.
    Superimposed: Eagle-eyed observers claim the Iranian jet was superimposed upon a generic picture of Mount Damavand

    Photoshop: Eagle-eyed observers claim the Iranian jet was superimposed upon a generic picture of Mount Damavand

    Aviation experts who examined photographs of Iran's jet at its unveiling drew comparisons with a miniature plane.

    David Cenciotti, of The Aviationist blog, said the jet appeared to be 'nothing more than a large mock-up model' and that the 'basic' cockpit would struggle to even accommodate a pilot.

    Ceremony: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was present at the unveiling of the Qahar-313 in Tehran earlier this month

    Ceremony: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was present at the unveiling of the Qahar-313 in Tehran earlier this month

    His views were echoed by experts from aviation magazine Flight International, who said they suspected poor-quality footage released by Iran of the aircraft in flight was in fact of a remote-controlled plane fashioned to resemble the Qaher-313.

    The president of the Islamic republic insisted at the unveiling that the Qaher-313 reflected Iran's will to 'conquer scientific peaks'.

    Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the jet had been designed and built by Iranian aerospace experts and was capable of flying at low altitude, carrying weapons, engaging enemy aircraft and landing at short airstrips.
    Defiant: Iran claims its domestically manufactured jet boasts state-of-the-art technology and can evade radar

    Defiant: Iran claims its domestically manufactured jet boasts state-of-the-art technology and can evade radar

    It is one of several military designs rolled out by Iran's military since 2007.

    Tehran has repeatedly claimed to have developed advanced military technologies in recent years but its claims cannot be independently verified because the country does not release technical details of its arsenals.

    The Islamic republic launched a self-sufficiency military program in the 1980s to compensate for a Western weapons embargo that banned export of military technology and equipment to Iran.
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