Iran unveils home-built flight simulator for Boeing 737: report   2010-02-08 20:04:49 FeedbackPrintRSS

TEHRAN, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday unveiled the flight simulator for Boeing 737 which has been produced by Iranian experts for the first time in the country, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Ahmadinejad attended the 2nd National Festival on Innovations and Prosperity of the Islamic Revolution which is aimed at publicly introducing one thousand new and innovative projects designed and developed by Iranian experts and scientists.

Referring to the country's scientific achievements, he said that "The enemy doesn't want Iran to be equipped with science...( but) the enemy is not able to break Iran's progress," he was quoted as saying by the satellite Press TV without further elaboration.

The festival was held to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory in Iran in 1979. To mark the occasion, Iran has launched a number of civil and military projects and inaugurated some others.

On Monday, Iran's first home-built twin-engine single-person Faez (Victor) aircraft was unveiled in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, IRNA said

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the unveiling ceremony, the minister said that the Faez aircraft was completely built by experts of the ministry's space industries.

The 175 kg aircraft would travel a-1,500 km distance in three hours with a maximum speed of 240 km per hour, Vahidi said, adding that the plane is also capable of landing both in water and on the ground carrying various logistic, medical and postal cargos, according to IRNA.

Also, an Iranian air force commander said Sunday that Iran has successfully tested the prototype of its first domestically-built stealth fighter, Press TV reported.

"The plane, due to its physical attributes and the material used in its body, cannot be detected by any radar," Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, the force's coordination deputy, was quoted as saying.

According to Press TV, Iran on Wednesday also successfully test- fired a satellite rocket and unveiled three new satellites and a satellite carrier to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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