Iran starts mass-producing indigenous Sa'eqeh fighter jet

Iran has started mass-producing the Sa'eqeh fighter jet, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has announced.

IANS| Last Updated: Jan 08, 2015, 22:31 PM IST

Tehran: Iran has started mass-producing the Sa'eqeh fighter jet, a spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) has announced.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA Wednesday, Hossein Chitforoush said Sa'eqeh fighter jets would satisfy the needs of the IRIAF for the time being and "it would be altered and modified in line with the requirements of IRIAF".

The fighter jet is at the disposal of IRIAF at the present and is patrolling the Iranian skies, Tehran Times reported citing the spokesman.

Sa'eqeh is an Iranian-built jet fighter. It is a joint product of the IRIAF and the defence ministry. It is the second generation of the Azarakhsh fighter and was tested successfully in Iran Sep 20, 2007.