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Iranian jet trainer takes first flight

17 October 2019
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Iran's indigenously developed Yasin jet trainer has taken its first flight, the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) announced on 17 October.

The event was attended by Minister of Defence Brigadier General Amir Hatami, who said the Yasin is an important milestone in Iran's scientific and technological development and also serves as a "clear and proud symbol of the failure and ineffectiveness of the sanctions" imposed on Iran.

The MODAFL released videos showing the Yasin's development process, including wind tunnel, engine, and ejector seat testing, as well as the aircraft taking off and landing at Shahid Nojeh Air Base in Hamedan province.

The aircraft appeared to be the same as the one unveiled as the Kosar (or Kowsar) in April 2017 with some additional decals.

The Iranian Yasin jet trainer is seen flying for the first time. (Iranian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics)The Iranian Yasin jet trainer is seen flying for the first time. (Iranian Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics)

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