In the near future Iran will unveil brand new fighter jets, developed and produced in the country, said the head of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO).

Amir Karim Bani Tarafi, IAIO acting chairman, did not provide any additional details, stating only that plans were based on operational needs of Iranian forces. IAIO is part of Iran’s Ministry of Defense managing aviation industry in the country. Among other things, it seeks to promote domestic aircraft manufacture.

Last week, Iran unveiled a new version of its supersonic fighter, Saeqeh-2. The aircraft can reportedly be used for combat and tactical missions, as well as advanced pilot training, according to Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iran’s deputy defense minister. […]