20 Apr '17, 4pm

Iran demonstrates domestically produced stealth fighter

Defense industry leaders in Iran presented the home-built Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet to military and government officials during a recent unveiling ceremony, according to UPI . The jet, developed by the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company, did not fly during the ceremony, but did taxi back and forth on the runway. Expert observers have dismissed the stealth fighter as a hoax due to aesthetic irregularities. Previously unveiled in 2013, the Qaher F-313 has not made an appearance since. During the 2013 ceremony, the plane was just unveiled and did not move under its own power at any point. The original version was also deemed too small to fit a human pilot in the cockpit, with an engine section that could potentially melt that plane's back end, according to War is Boring . While the new upgrade appears more realistic, the engine intake and wings are smaller t...

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