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Submission + - Iran Reverse Engineers Cobra Attack Helicopter

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "Defense Tech reports that continuing it’s tradition of reverse engineering and fabricating its stockpile of 40-year old American weaponry, Iran announced that it is about to unveil its first ever domestically produced Cobra attack choppers. Nearly 50-years after the US introduced the legendary Bell AH-1 Cobra, once the the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet, Iran’s locally-grown Cobras will be armed with “different types of home-made caliber guns, rockets and missiles,” according to Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency. “All the phases of designing and manufacturing of the chopper have been done inside the country and the helicopter enjoys some capabilities which make it preferable to Apache Choppers,” says Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari. Iranian officials stress that the Iran's military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country reports the FARS news release. More photos available here."
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Iran Reverse Engineers Cobra Attack Helicopter

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