TEHRAN – The Iranian Army in cooperation with the Defense Ministry has launched the production line of a new domestically manufactured helicopter, Deputy Army Commander Kioumars Heydari announced on Sunday.
Brigadier General Heydari also said advanced equipment and systems had been installed on the helicopter, adding that the aircraft could be upgraded using more advanced equipment.
In addition, he said that the helicopter would be used in the next military exercise of the Army.
On December 11, 2012, Iran unveiled two domestically manufactured helicopters, namely the Panha 1 medium-weight helicopter, which can carry 14 people, and the Panha 2 light helicopter, which can carry eight people.
The helicopters can be used to carry out logistic and combat missions.
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