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Iran will introduce a new airborne engine (probably a jet engine) in Aug 21. defense minister said this new engine will improve our technology for at least one generation.
وزیر دفاع خبر داد: افتتاح خط تولید موتور اوج و رونمایی از موتور هوایی جدید در ۳۱ مرداد | خبرگزاری فا
I think its either the turbofan for the newly unveiled air launched soumar cm or a turboprop for the fotros or improved shahed 129 drones.It doesnt make any sense for it to be a new engine for a manned aircraft as the airforce has no new airframes to put it in
 

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I think its either the turbofan for the newly unveiled air launched soumar cm or a turboprop for the fotros or improved shahed 129 drones.It doesnt make any sense for it to be a new engine for a manned aircraft as the airforce has no new airframes to put it in
Well, it makes no sense to talk about new generation, when you haven't unveiled the previous gen. also he talked about it right after owj jet engine. so if you are right, then he is a moron!

Also we do have new airframes, both single engine Kowsar or Q313.
 

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I think its either the turbofan for the newly unveiled air launched soumar cm or a turboprop for the fotros or improved shahed 129 drones.It doesnt make any sense for it to be a new engine for a manned aircraft as the airforce has no new airframes to put it in
Iran has been working on “heavier” engines for more than a decade.

And why would you build a plane (airframe) before you have it’s engine? Makes no sense.
 

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AL family Derivative would be better, but RD-33 would be still be impressive.
Don't know where Iran would've got their hands on AL family engines, maybe Venezuela

RD-33 seems more likely, it would have more applications to the types of drones and aircraft Iran is developing. Would also make sense for a light-medium weight jet fighter and is readily available in Iran's inventory
 

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no better choice??
The engine (or engines) Iran chooses to power its future fleet could end up being inside 300-400 next gen Iranian aircraft.

So Iran wouldn’t create a maintenance headache for itself because it has “no better choice”.

China (WS-10) and India (Tejas aircraft) represent good examples of why that logic can end up being a major headache.

The major question for Iran’s engines will be how long (hours) before they need major maintenance and how long (hours) the engines survive before needing to be replaced. Those are two major reasons China still significant lags Russia and US in engine technology despite massive military budget and extensive espionage operations on top of wide access to latest in Russian engine technology in aircraft its purchased from Russia.
 

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