Iran plans to build semi-heavy and training jets, a senior Air Force commander announced on Monday, adding that the country’s experts have equipped Mirage fighters with state-of-the-art home-made weapons.

The plan for manufacturing semi-heavy fighter jets has been sent to senior officials to receive their approval, and “once approved, the Defense Industries will start building them”, Islamic Republic Air Force Chief Liaison Officer General Aziz Nasirzadeh told FNA on Monday.

He also referred to the mounting of modern equipment on Mirage fighter jets, and said, “We have mounted foreign-made fuel tanks on these fighter jets which has prolonged their flight duration and equipped them with home-made weapons and ammunition.”