Continuand “traditia” de a pune sublerul pe tehnica americana din anii ”70, adica de a face reverse engineering pe fieratanile americane vandute Sahului, iranienii anunta cu mandrie nedisimulata ca prima copie a AH-1 Cobra made in Iran este gata sa fie dezvelita.
Acest nou succes al industriei iraniene, cu sau fara ghilimele, seaman izbitor cu Saeqeh fighter jet — adica Northrop F-5, un alt produs…sublarit de persii.
Cobra persana va fi armata cu “different types of home-made caliber guns, rockets and missiles,” declara un reprezentatnt al FARS. Mai mult decat atat reprezentatu’ FARS, clar ca nu-si luase pastilele, delireaza in continuare si zice ca armele local made by the…ei insisi J vor face ca AH-1 varianta locala sa fie: “preferable to Apache Choppers (sic).” Zguduitor!!! Ma si mir cum de americanii nu au luat-o deja la fuga, dar cel mai probabil nu o pot face din cauza ca sunt zguduiti de ras!
Iata mai jos declaratia de presa oficiala a iranienilor:
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Army plans to unveil and put into operation Iran’s first home-made Cobra chopper in special wargames of the Army’s Airborne unit in the near future, a senior commander announced on Wednesday.
Speaking to FNA, Lieutenant Commander of the Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari said that the unit would unveil the national military chopper in the special airborne exercises to be held in the near future.
As regards the capabilities of the national chopper, the commander stated, “The chopper is an advanced generation of Model 209, or Cobra, choppers which is also equipped with different types of home-made caliber guns, rockets and missiles.”
“All the phases of designing and manufacturing of the chopper have been done inside the country and the helicopter enjoys some capabilities which make it preferable to Apache Choppers,” Heidari said.
The commander further announced that different types of anti-chopper and anti-armor weapons will be tested in the wargames.
Iran has taken wide strides in designing and manufacturing different types of light, semi-heavy and heavy weapons, military tools and equipment. Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980–88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.
Yet, Iranian officials have always stressed that the country’s military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.