The Iranian Defense Ministry has introduced its new domestically-developed light military transport helicopter, the “Simorgh.”
The unveiling took place at the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Corporation with Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani in attendance.
According to Ashtiani, the Simorgh is the latest version of the same generation of transport aircraft that suits the increasing needs of the Iranian military.
It is reportedly designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions in the country.
The minister said that the new transport aircraft also features a cutting-edge propulsion system, fuselage, and other components developed by local avionics experts.
Iran has already conducted ground and aerial tests of the Simorgh to ensure that the aircraft meets international standards.