Despite Iran moving its indigenous fighter/light combat aircraft programme to a new design house, indications emanating from the country’s latest Kish Island air show suggest nothing will take to the skies anytime soon.

Since 2001 Iran’s indigenous Shafaq programme has been in what seemed an endless process of design concept development. At Iran’s biennial Iran-Kish Air Show the Shafaq was displayed several times as a project being run out of the Malek-Ashtar University of Technology in Tehran. […]