Kowsar is on track to produce as many “test beds” as other F-5 derivative projects dating back to Azkharash in late 1990’s which is 1-2 squadrons.just a clarification, the above written by the user "Mr Iran Eye" specifically indicates:
"Kowsar fighter plane
As the Minister of Defense had planned, we will deliver at least three more Kowsar fighter jets to the Air Force during the first quarter of the current [Iranian] year [from here June 22] ”, asserted Brigadier General Khajehfard"
therefore if, as they say, it has reached mass production, the Kowsar delivered in a year, four quarters, theoretically it could be 12, which would already be an excellent result having to make every component including the engines in Iran.
No indications that Kowsar is anything more than a test bed project to produce a limited amount (<36 fighters). And I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the airframes are re-used F-5’s similar to Karrar being a T-72 modernization project.
It’s clear from the referenced information that Iran’s declared (keyword declared) aerospace projects are suffering lack of funds. Hopefully the more serious projects (heavier engine and heavy fighter design) are progressing more fruitfully than F-313, Kowsar, and Yasir.