You misunderstand. The grade of nickel they mine is more than suitable to be used in aerospace industry.Mate. This dosent prove anything to be honest .
Africa has largest sources of minerals of all kinds, but can gabon or Niger make a air craft engine
Its good , very good .You misunderstand. The grade of nickel they mine is more than suitable to be used in aerospace industry.
The reason why Cuba can't benefit off them is US sanction. But Iran is also sanctioned so there should be no hurdles for purchasing from Havana.
The next step in air warfare , well may it not be the next step as it already started with airplane like F-35 & JAS-39 is interchanging data with other airplanes or simply the data link not unmanned fighters . And I hope the next generation kowsar come with a very strong data link that be able to share every single piece of data with other friendly airplanes .
kowsar in correct form is a lot more advance than those aircraft and by replacing those two aircraft , IRIAF can streamline maintenance reduce cost and complexity. and free a lot more resource that can go toward developing Kowsar-II.If F-7N, Mirages F1EQ retired within the next few years (30 operational, total 56+24 total airframes = 80 ) then we might see 90-100 Kowsars-I (Current model) which will cost IRIAF 700-900 million.
If they unveil a newer generation with more powerful AESA radars and 4+ gen combat suite, armed with 4 X all aspect HOBS R-73E or 4 x R-77E then that will get into production which I hope happens. With a rate of some 14-16 aircraft/per year starting in 2026, we can end up with 100 x Kowsars-II (or whatever the name will be) in 2031-2032. A fighter aircraft as capable as any lightweight 4+ Generation Fighter in the world.
kowsar in correct form is a lot more advance than those aircraft and by replacing those two aircraft , IRIAF can streamline maintenance reduce cost and complexity. and free a lot more resource that can go toward developing Kowsar-II.
it only need to make a brave decision
Aerial warfare is going under its most dramatic transformation since ww2. In my opinion, conventional manned warplanes will be obsolete soon.
I remember barely 10 years ago, everyone and their mothers were mocking Iran for heavily investing in drones and ucavs. first Iran was doing it out of desperation because it couldnt get airplanes. Then it was that Iran was incapable of making UCAVs, as this magic alien technology (that was invented by Iran) Can only be produced by the white men.
After Iran produced it, it became a case of "oh its just a toy, only wunderwaff americans and white man UCAVs are real"
I think the most decisive drone attack in military history was the ones the 'houthis' did that shut down half of saudi oil production in a single strike.
not only was it absolutely crippling, but it showed how much superior drones were actually to fighter aircraft. Sending attacking fighters into an enemy that has their air defenses up fully is suicide, a declaration of war, and risks hundred million dollar planes + priceless trained pilots.
a drone can do all that, without any of the risks involved/negatives..
Do you think Kowsar-II will retain the same airframe ...
how confident are you that there will be a version II..
Great fighter jet for ground attack role.