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The head of the MoD of Iran: We are ready to create our own heavy fighter

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Iranian Defense Minister General Amir Khatami made a statement regarding the country's military-technical development program. According to the brigadier general, one of the priorities of the defense program for the Islamic Republic of Iran is the development and strengthening of the country's air forces.


According to Amir Khatami, a program to improve the Air Force is being implemented. One of the segments of this program is the creation of the Iranian heavy fighter. The Iranian Defense Minister noted that the relevant document has already been sent to the Islamic Republic Parliament for consideration.

Today, the Iranian air force is a real patchwork of airplanes produced by many foreign countries. In particular, Soviet-made Su-24 front-line bombers, Su-25 attack aircraft, MiG-29 fighters, Lockheed P-3MP anti-submarine aircraft, RF-4E reconnaissance aircraft, Chengdu J-7 training aircraft, 7, F-14 aircraft, Iranian HESA Saeqeh aircraft and others.

The head of the MoD of Iran: We are ready to create our own heavy fighter

In the photo - Iranian multipurpose single-seat interceptor HESA Saeqeh (base model Northrop F-5)


The main problem of the Iranian Air Force, as noted, lies in the difficulties with the maintenance of such a variegated mass of aircraft, many of which were built more than 30 years ago. Iranian authorities have calculated that the maintenance and repair of relatively old foreign aircraft annually translates into an amount that could be used to create their own modern fighters.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 November 2017 13: 05 New
    +2
    ... let them go over to our fighters than to keep this whole vinaigrette in the Air Force ...
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 10 November 2017 13: 19 New
      +1
      Due to sanctions, aviation cannot be shipped to Iran.
      1. svp67
        svp67 10 November 2017 13: 36 New
        +4
        Quote: Sith Lord
        Due to sanctions, aviation cannot be shipped to Iran.

        And you can not help them in this matter. And honestly, while the appearance of something standing in the Iranian Air Force is not in Russia's interests.
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 10 November 2017 13: 41 New
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          The year before last, it was possible to supply 48 engines for the MiG-29 for the Iranian Air Force. They can equip 24 aircraft.
          1. svp67
            svp67 10 November 2017 14: 11 New
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            Quote: Sith Lord
            The year before last, it was possible to supply 48 engines for the MiG-29 for the Iranian Air Force. They can equip 24 aircraft.

            But the MiG-29 is not a heavy fighter. With all due respect to this plane.
            1. Lord of the Sith
              Lord of the Sith 10 November 2017 14: 47 New
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              Yes, of course, I’m writing about the state of Iran’s Air Force fighter aircraft.
              1. svp67
                svp67 10 November 2017 16: 33 New
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                Quote: Sith Lord
                Yes, of course, I’m writing about the state of Iran’s Air Force fighter aircraft.

                No problem. The question is now more interesting: where is the Boundary, after which Iran will become FULLY DANGEROUS to us ... The policy of "friendship" between Russia and Iran is akin to walking along the edge of a sword, not only can you "fall", there is a threat to "cut yourself"
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 10 November 2017 13: 34 New
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      Quote: aszzz888
      ... yes, let them move to our fighters

      Sanctions probably interfere, otherwise they would happily buy a hundred or two Su.
    3. seti
      seti 10 November 2017 13: 42 New
      +3
      Create a new fighter and even a modern one .. You can say, but hardly can be done. Even in the long run. You need to have too much in your own country, to have the appropriate technology, a design school and very, very big money. If you yourself did not build or produce anything, then build for a start something like An-2.
      Verbiage in one word.
  2. Egorovich
    Egorovich 10 November 2017 13: 08 New
    14
    Create your own heavy fighter. Full verbiage and fiction.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 10 November 2017 13: 19 New
      +6
      Quote: Egorovich
      Create your own heavy fighter. Full verbiage and fiction.

      That's right ... no school, no groundwork, no technology. What is it all about? When countries such as Iran, Turkey, even Japan talk about creating a 5th generation fighter, one must clearly understand that this is empty popurism and nothing more.
      1. svp67
        svp67 10 November 2017 13: 39 New
        +2
        Quote: NEXUS
        When countries such as Iran, Turkey, even Japan talk about creating a 5th generation fighter, one must clearly understand that this is empty popurism and nothing more.

        Maybe, but in this case, Iran spoke of the desire and possibility of creating a "heavy fighter", without indicating ambitions about the 5th generation. They just want to upgrade their fleet of fighters and make it homogeneous. And they can do it.
      2. Magic archer
        Magic archer 10 November 2017 16: 25 New
        +2
        Japan ?! They’re just able to create a fighter! What’s the use of a flying prototype for a long time already. As far as I know, the problem is only in the engine (the Americans don’t want to transfer technology), but the rest are quite capable of japanes
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 10 November 2017 17: 18 New
          +2
          Quote: Magic Archer
          .As far as I know, the problem is only in the engine

          An airplane is what is built around an engine. No engine, no plane.
          1. Magic archer
            Magic archer 10 November 2017 21: 52 New
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            I don’t agree. And the electronics ?! The Japanese are already doing AFAR. Plus BREO. They can love to stuff this car. And it will turn out almost 5 generation. And the engine will be acquired. Sooner or later, they’ll either buy or create their own
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 10 November 2017 21: 57 New
              +2
              Quote: Magic Archer
              And the engine is a bargain

              According to the engine, this is not what I said, but Tupolev (if sclerosis does not change). So you can disagree or agree, but this was said by the person who made the planes for Russia.
  3. Going
    Going 10 November 2017 13: 11 New
    +7
    One of the segments of this program is the creation of the Iranian heavy fighter.


    In a good way, it is one thing to proclaim, another thing to implement.
  4. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 10 November 2017 13: 16 New
    +1
    Yes, swing, of course, strong. But how much time and money will be spent on the development of a new machine alone. I'm already silent about the refinement and release. Again, one fighter is indispensable, a normal line of aircrafts will require a line of vehicles for various purposes. All the same, you will have to buy it. So you can’t do without a motley mass, it’s probably cheaper to buy both cars and licenses, if you want, for your own production.
    1. Warrior-80
      Warrior-80 10 November 2017 16: 23 New
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      Well, it would be reasonable to buy a Su-30 cm from us, a universal aircraft with good thrust-weight ratio, it can work on land and surface targets, it would be ideal for Iran
  5. q75agent
    q75agent 10 November 2017 13: 19 New
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    Quote: aszzz888
    Yes, let them go over to our fighters than to keep this whole vinaigrette in the Air Force ...

    yes Iran would be happy, because they don’t sell it - sanctions request
  6. newcomer
    newcomer 10 November 2017 13: 21 New
    +4
    I do not believe! to create that flying, of course it is possible, but without a serious multi-year school of aircraft engineering_ nea. Well, unless someone will throw an idea, or “hands” will help. and even that, the result is dubious. need a production base.
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 10 November 2017 13: 32 New
    +1
    The main problem of the Iranian Air Force, as noted, is the difficulties with the maintenance of such a diverse mass of aircraft, many of which were built more than 30 years ago.
    I would also add that no serious modernization of these aircraft was carried out and they are behind in many systems the same Saudis who have much more modern weapons systems, communications, etc.
  8. XXXIII
    XXXIII 10 November 2017 13: 34 New
    +2
    All kapets to Israel in 2300 ..... wassat
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 10 November 2017 13: 44 New
      +3
      What is so pessimistic?
      Maybe a couple of centuries early?
      1. XXXIII
        XXXIII 10 November 2017 13: 49 New
        +1
        Quote: rocket757
        What is so pessimistic?
        Maybe a couple of centuries early?
        Israel will not have time to prepare ..... yes
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 10 November 2017 13: 53 New
          +3
          Quote: XXXIII
          Quote: rocket757
          What is so pessimistic?
          Maybe a couple of centuries early?
          Israel will not have time to prepare ..... yes

          In 2300, Iran and Israel will find a common language, the benefit of both will speak Chinese)))))
        2. rocket757
          rocket757 10 November 2017 13: 58 New
          +4
          I would say - they are still those pioneers. i.e. ALWAYS READY!
          You can of course make the assumption that by the beginning of the next century they will degrade / soften ...
          so I think the "good" neighbors will not let you relax!
  9. faiver
    faiver 10 November 2017 16: 43 New
    +1
    Cho for this day? Hindus decided to create a new tank platform, Iranians pile heavy fighter, fly agaric overeat or grass which got stoned or magnetic storms? laughing
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 10 November 2017 18: 52 New
      +3
      Magnetic anomalies, for sure!
  10. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 10 November 2017 17: 27 New
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    Quote: Egorovich
    Create your own heavy fighter. Full verbiage and fiction.

    Once the same thing was thought about the USSR, then about China, and now about Iran, Turkey, North Korea, Pakistan and so on.
    I have no doubt what they will do.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 10 November 2017 18: 57 New
      +3
      Something like that in the likeness and even better!
      The world does not stand still, technology and knowledge are spreading all over the world!
      Ambitions and plans of different countries have no coast !!!
      But still a lot of things are needed to create no worse than others !!! And first of all MONEY, big money.