In a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, Iran unveiled the latest domestically-made military products developed by the Defense Ministry, including the country’s first homegrown advanced jet trainer.
Iran has unveiled a new Kowsar (also named Kosar) advanced jet trainer. According to Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, apart from application in pilot training courses, Kowsar can be used for aerial support missions in short distances, and can also carry various weapons.
Kowsar, the indigenous training jet, which has been designed, built, tested and standardized inside the country, has put Iran on the list of the few world states which enjoy such a capability.
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.
Or CASA C.101 Aviojet Trainer and Light Attack Aircraft.