Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in an interview with local news agencies provided comments on the Iranian Armed Forces’ plans for the current year and said "The completion of the Kosar fighter is on the Defense Ministry’s agenda, but it will not be complete within the first half of the year.”
"This fighter enjoys new features compared to other similar models, but let them be told at the inaugural,” Vahidi said.
The Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics also pointed to other programs by the Ministry for the first half of the current Iranian year and said "In the marine section we will have some projects operational, for example a new submarine will be slipped into water and a hovercraft with rockets will be added to our fleet.”
He also added "New cruise, air-based, and missiles of the Islamic Republic will also be operational within the first half of this year.”
"In the air section, too, new helicopters, aircrafts, drones, and a number of other weaponry will be operational,” Vahidi further said.