Shafaq was originally a joint project with Russia for an advanced jet trainer that was subsequently canceled years ago. Nothing mysterious about it and even if produced it really wouldn't of been a valuable fighter due to a lack of range and thrust and until Iran address the problems it has in the production of high grade alloys and alloy composites, producing a truly capable fighter will continue to remain nothing more than a dream.The worst post on the forum is this one. Intellectual slippages are major here. Iranian scientists and the Iranian military are much smarter than their critics and bogus fighter specialists. The Kowsar remains a very good fighter plane in the overall strategy of Iran which will upset the enemy.
Iranian bogus fighter specialists should take chopsticks and knit slippers. Ls F 14 and F4 will cause surprises too. And in Iran's secret weapons, I suspect Iran already has a fighter plane. The Shafaq project is very mysterious. Iran is hiding things from us and will surprise us for the required time
To your slippers the false specialists
The OWJ engine is such a weak and inadequate engine that if you where to slap 8 of them on a single fighter you still wouldn't have enough thrust to match the max thrust of an F-35 and Iran current production capacity of that engine is only 6 per year!