Iran to be aerospace leader of West Asia by 2025: official

May 23, 2009

TEHRAN -- Iran’s aerospace industry will be the best in West Asia by 2025, Iranian Aerospace Organization Director Reza Taqipour said on Thursday.

Through the implementation of the ten-year national plan for the aerospace industry, Iran will be able to achieve major successes in the future, Taqipour told reporters in Tehran.
Iran has constructed some research laboratories to facilitate the activities of the aerospace organization and has established the rest of the necessary infrastructure, he added.
He called the launch of the Omid satellite one of Iran’s greatest achievements. Omid, which means “hope” in Persian, was Iran’s first domestically manufactured satellite. It was a data-processing satellite for research and telecommunications that was successfully launched on February 2, 2009.
Taqipour said that Iranian private sector companies should play a more active role in the aerospace industry and an effective mechanism should be created to help achieve this goal.
Middle Eastern countries will be good markets for Iran’s aerospace products, and the Islamic Republic can definitely capture these markets, he opined