Tehran : Iran’s first home-built twin-engine single-person aircraft was unveiled Monday in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the unveiling ceremony, the minister said that the ‘Faez’ (Victor) aircraft was completely built by experts of the ministry’s space industries.
The ceremony was held on the occasion of the 31st victory anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.
The 175-kilogram composites aircraft would travel a 1,500 km distance in three hours and with a maximum speed of 240 km per hour, Vahidi said.
He added that the plane is also capable of landing both in water and on the ground carrying various logistic, medical and postal cargos.
Faez has successfully passed all test flights, said the minister, adding that the aircraft had the ability to be upgraded to a double-person aircraft.
The brigadier general also inaugurated the production line for two home-built advanced drones of Ra’d (Thunder) and ‘Nazeer’ (Warner).
Vahidi said that the drones were designed to carry out patrolling, surveilling and fighting operations with high accuracy.