A newest Irainain Kosar advanced jet trainer is set to make its maiden flight in the third quarter of 2017. That was reported by local media.
Iran’s new Kosar jet trainer has undergone taxi trials that were broadcast on national media and posted to YouTube on 20 Jule. Now Iran’s military plans to field a new jet trainer within 2.5 years.
The Kosar is a two-seater modern jet trainer or ground light attack aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 6,180kg. The aircraft is powered by two J90 engines, which is a domestic adaptation of General Electric J85 turbojets fielded.
The new Iranian Kowsar advanced jet trainer looks like to the AIDC AT-3 Tzu Chung aircraft developed by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation of the Taiwan in collaboration with American aircraft manufacturer Northrop between 1984 and 1990.