The expert estimated the chances for a new Iranian fighter Kowsar on the world market

© Photo : Ministry of Defence Islamic Repablic of Abreactive fighter Kowsar (Kosar) in the Assembly shop on the basis of Iran’s aircraft manufacturing industrial company in IsfahanThe expert estimated the chances for a new Iranian fighter Kowsar on the world market© Photo : Ministry of Defence Islamic Repablic of Iran

Fighter «Kosar», serial production of which started in Iran, most likely, refers to the warplanes of the third generation, with the advent of the air force will be able to achieve independence, which are important for the country in terms of the arms embargo, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, doctor of military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov.

Earlier, Iranian news Agency Tasnim reported that Iran has launched mass production of the first domestic fighter «Kosar». According to the report, the machine is equipped with avionics of the fourth generation, capable of carrying various weapons. It is expected that the aircraft will be used for short missions with air support.

«I doubt that Iran at the present level of development of its defense industry will be able to create a fighter of the fourth generation — most likely, we are talking about a good car generation 3+ like the American F-14 Tomcat or our MiG-23,» — said Sivkov.

Speaking about the export potential of «Kosar», the expert stressed that it is unlikely that the fighter will win serious positions on the international markets, however, with the advent of the Iranian army will be able to solve the fundamental problem is to provide its air force with modern aircraft due to its own «defense.»

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