The Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC or PANHA) has unveiled new Saba-248 multi-purpose helicopter during a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari.
The Saba-248 is a medium-weight helicopter is multifunctional with two engines and has eight seats. It can be deployed to a wide variety of missions, including freight and passenger transport missions, rescue operations, aerial photography and reconnaissance missions and can be used as air ambulance and air taxi.
The helicopter can be offered at a competitive price to the international market, especially Muslim countries, the Iranian defense chief said.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.