Friday, January 30, 2009

Iran Has Its First Radar-Evading Fighter Jet


This is just further evidence how, while the United Nations and Europe and yes, the United States continue to plod along with some sanctions and a volley of some harsh words, the islamic madmen of Iran continue to develop more and more weapons destined to bring the entire world to war. The latest entry into Iran's newest military technology is a radar-evasive fighter jet that will eventually be rigged to fire air-to-air missiles. Here's some of the details from Global Security:


Prototype of first Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) radar evading fighter jet was test-flied here Friday, according to IRIAF Commander Brigadier General Pilot, Hassan Shahsafi.
According to Public Relations of the IRIAF, Brigadier General Shahsafi said after the successful test flight of the plane, “In line with Supreme Leader’s nomination of the current Iranian year as the Year for Innovations and Blossoming, we successfully passed the last stage of our first radar evading fighter jet, and are testing a new air-to-air missile to be mounted on it.”
He added, “After a few more tests the radar evading plane project would enter its mass production phase, which would be in early new Iranian year (beginning on March 20th, 2009).”
Shahsafi said that earlier last month the smaller scale model of the same radar evading plane was successfully test-flied, new on which was broadcasted then.
Focusing on the new Iranian made “thermal air-to-air missile”, which has also been tested, he said, “This is one of our thermal air-to-air missiles, fully designed and manufactured at IRIAF industries, whose test was completed at one of the military fields of the country.”

Let's face it....the Iranians have been busy covering all their bases in their plans to join the ranks of nuclear weapon laden countries - this latest prototype and entry is designed to help protect their future nuclear weapons from any type of attack on them.

We've talked about how it will soon be too late to take out the nuclear weapons of Iran successfully and what appears to be happening now is that it will be difficult at any time in the future to do just that. At the same time, it certainly seems impossible that any movement will be generated in Israel and certainly not now in an Obama-led America to take out Iranian nukes. So, we will have to live with the fact that the Iranians have nuclear weapons. Oh wait, I misspoke there...we will have to die with the fact....


IRIAF manufactures Iran’s first radar-evading fighter plane

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA – Prototype of first Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) radar evading fighter jet was test-flied here Friday, according to IRIAF Commander Brigadier General Pilot, Hassan Shahsafi.
According to Public Relations of the IRIAF, Brigadier General Shahsafi said after the successful test flight of the plane, “In line with Supreme Leader’s nomination of the current Iranian year as the Year for Innovations and Blossoming, we successfully passed the last stage of our first radar evading fighter jet, and are testing a new air-to-air missile to be mounted on it.”
He added, “After a few more tests the radar evading plane project would enter its mass production phase, which would be in early new Iranian year (beginning on March 20th, 2009).”
Shahsafi said that earlier last month the smaller scale model of the same radar evading plane was successfully test-flied, new on which was broadcasted then.
Focusing on the new Iranian made “thermal air-to-air missile”, which has also been tested, he said, “This is one of our thermal air-to-air missiles, fully designed and manufactured at IRIAF industries, whose test was completed at one of the military fields of the country.”
He added, “The thermal missile would be fired by a fighter plane and pursue the fired missile of another plane.”
The final range of the new air-to-air thermal missile is 100 kilometers, according to Brigadier General Shahsafi, that can be further improved for higher altitude flights.
The IRIAF Commander was asked about the measures adopted to deal with the new era wars, particularly after the US invasion against Iraq, and the probability of countering such situations.
He replied, “The air force is a rapid reaction force whose superiority greatly is in the focus of attention in the world today.”
Shahsafi said, “Our air force, due to the strategic importance of the Middle East, and particularly the Persian Gulf region, and our national interests in this region, as well as the West’s need to the existing energy resources here, has adopted an independent doctrine, in which self sufficiency and reliance on own capabilities are our top priorities, based on which we have to the best of our capabilities equipped both our attack and our defense sites with equivalents of world’s most advanced systems.”
Focusing on the present and future perspectives of the IRIAF, he said, “Today, we are capable of 120 sorties of flights at a short period, conducting unprecedented tests, carrying out innovative new missions with various planes, and flying long distances as far as 2,000 kilometers, which is proof for high combat readiness of the IRIAF, which is a necessity keeping in mind the very sensitive conditions we are at.”
He said that the entire productions and trainings of the air force are done inside the country today, based on high level scientific research work, whose result has been quite satisfactory, adding, “We have the Martyr Sattari Air Force University today, where the works of our young scientists and air force students are merged with the achievements of the other similar universities throughout Iran, and scientific model taking is practiced there quite successfully.”

9 comments:

Jeff said...

Our F-15/22 pilots are salivating.

Lookingup said...

If that is the jet plane it is no more radar evading than a B-52. Sounds like more BS from the Nut Case.

Holger Awakens said...

Lookingup,

That's a stock photo - it's not easy to find a photo of an Iranian jet that isn't on the ground in flames! hahaha

So no, that is not the jet they are talking about in the article.

:Holger Danske

Anonymous said...

F-5 variant that they have had in inventory since the Shah. Nothing to worry about. The fact that Baraka Hussein Obama will allow their nuclear program to continue is something to worry about.

sofa said...

Jeff - It will be 4 years at least before they get their chance. They will be stateside not flying for at least that long.

Holger Awakens said...

sofa,

I'm afraid what you say is coming true...I personally cannot think of a single instance where Obama is going to unleash the dogs of war. We're fucked.

:Holger Danske

VEVAK said...

1st That's not an Iranian made fighter
2nd the F-117, F/A-18 & the F-20 all derived from the F-5

The Have Blue Project(prototype of the F-117) was basically an F-5 with a modified Airframe to reflect radar & a Fly-by-wire system
http://www.f-117a.com/images/Have/HB_1.GIF

wana see some Iranian fighters?

http://www.payvand.com/news/07/sep/Saeqeh-fighter-plane-test-Tehran1.jpg

& another one
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2484/06rsh28qvhq0.jpg

& another one
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09M0dXp3gWfrY/610x.jpg

& another one
http://www.irandefence.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37842&d=1233788709


also Iran's future fighter projects

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/8714/vityajhrr3.jpg


http://www.irandefence.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37840&d=1233788709


You shouldn't confuse reduced RCS with Stealth
Iran's Stealth fighter has just finished its design phase & is year's away from a working prototype let alone mass production

The Prototype of the M-ATF is set to come out by 2010 but we should see a new Iranian fighter before that in ~8 months
The M-ATF has no internal weapons bay so it is not a stealth

when Iranian officials say that the aircraft has stealth features people confuse that with a stealth fighter
The Saegheh has canted Vertical Stabilizers witch reduced the RCS & the use of RAM in some parts of the aircraft, these are stealth feature but that does not make it a stealth fighter

Iran's Shafagh also has stealth features like canted stabilizers, Air Intakes that hide the front of the engine, paint-type RAM, etc.
but sill even with a new stealth cockpit the shafaq would not be a stealth fighter

Iran might come out with a prof of concept of a stealth Aircraft by the end of the year something like the Have Blue But the production of an actual size stealth Aircraft with an internal weapons bay is years away
maybe something like this

http://www.f-117a.com/images/Have/HB_1.GIF"

doboy110 said...

this jet looks like a hybrid of
the jaguar and tornado.
but without the guts

gone in 60 seconds

doboy110 said...

this new plane looks like a hybrid of a jaguar and tornado combined.

but without the technology

wiped out in minutes