Iran has announced it has designed a radar-evading, or ‘stealth’, aircraft capable of taking out high-value targets without being detected by hostile radar systems, Press TV reports.
Chief Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah-Safi is quoted as saying the "stealth’ aircraft was designed by Iranian aerospace experts, and military researchers are now working on building a small prototype.
He believes the research will be finished by March next year and then production will begin.
The ‘stealth’ aircraft employs a combination of features to reduce visibility in both the visual, audio, infrared and radio frequency (RF) spectra.
The fighter is to be carefully coated with a secret, radar-absorbent material, as even an air bubble or a screw not tightened exactly to specifications could result in a blip on an enemy's radar screen.
The announcement comes amidst Iran’s persistent tensions with the West over th...