It looks good, simple, stealthy, modern, and compact.
It is indeed remarkable that a LEDC country with a mere $1 trillion PPP GDP can produce a 5th generation FGA
Usually 5th generation fighter/bombers FGA are the preserve of Super Powers...
USA: F-22, YF-35 ($15 trillion PPP GDP) Industrial base $3 trllion;
China: Chengdu-20 ($12 trillion PPP GDP) Industrial base $5.5 trillion;
Russia: The PAK FA Sukhoi T-50 ($2.2 trillion PPP GDP).Industrial base $1 trillion. Russia's economy is too small for a super power, but the country has the infrastructure, technology and expertise of a former super power.
Iran: Qaher 313 ($1 trillion PPP GDP) Industrial base $350 billion...a lot of it around the petrol-chemical industry.
Of course the Germans only produced 490 of the excellent Tiger II tanks against the Soviet production record of 85,000 T-34 from 1940--1954. "Quantity has a quality of its own"........Iran must produce 565 of these new planes at an underground assembly facility, near an existing military airbase, near Tehran........and the 3,000--4000 additional factories and workshops for the various parts of the plane.
I am guessing that most of the parts of the plane were manufactured in China, Russia and possibly Germany. Iran did the assembly.
Gossip is that the project originated in Germany, but the cost, the end of the Cold War...and the need to avoid an effective independent airforce capability since the end of WWII scuppered such a plan.
Germany is a puppet state of the USA, whose nukes on German soil are controlled by the USA, and about which Germany has no say. German military/security/police are controlled by the USA either directly or through NATO. Finally elections are preordained and fixed according to American wishes (similar arrangement with Japan and South Korea)
Despite this America domination of Germany, the stealth project somehow passed to Medieval "modern" mullah Iran in the 1990's, where it is now presented itself in 2013 or Qaher 313 fighter jet......on the 34 anniversary of the Iranian revolution. However one could also argue that 80--90% of the project was Iranian, and Iranian driven, and that substantial sections of the projects parts being foreign based should take nothing away from the final achievement of the Iranians.
In this twisted and illogical world it is just possible that the project was passed to Iran with American knowledge.........
(i) Either to bring balance to the Middle East vis a vi Israel
(ii) Or to make the Iranians look more technically capable then they really were/are, with a Dodo White Elephant one off project that produces a mere1/2 such planes which are too expensive for LEDC Iran to maintain and utilize optimally (but for show)......if they can build 5th generation stealth fighters in complete secrecy so the possible argument goes, why not nuke bombs meme?
The USA in the past has after all given excellent blue prints of nuke technology/bombs to Iran via Russian scientists.....British Intelligence passed bomb making technology to the IRA.....AND the best,.... little Israel and their agents ran a nuclear industry spare parts black market to North Korea, Libya, Pakistan.......and Iran from the 1980's.
1. At a more general level, what Iran really needs is state of the art electronic warfare equipment.
2. A modern comprehensive air-defense system, with 3000 medium SAMs M-Tor types, and 300 long range SA-300 type SAMs......with 10,000 missiles.
3. An effective modern airforce with at least 500 Qaher 313 fighter jets.
4. A modern effective professional army that can at least defend Iran's borders within the spectrum of defensive warfare, never mind offensive operations with considerable armored formations.
5. Develop greater cooperation with Russia and China to the point where these friendly powers guarantee safety and security to Iran in the manner the above two countries give to North Korea.
6. Develop strategies to eject the USA from the Persian Gulf, and the Middle East generally with the aid of neighbors friendly to Iran, and which ALSO suffer from the imperial hubris of the USA......Through peaceful means and common cause.
7. Mullah Iran should advertise the social and economic benefits that the puppet mullah regime FIRST,............ installed by the UK/USA IN 1979...... bestow on the Iranian people, rather than showcase secret expensive weapons systems which have yet to prove their worth in the battle field.
8. Iran should be ready for MASS MODERN WARFARE, and yet avoid war.
Ahmadinejad unveils Iran’s new low-flyer fighter jet Qaher 313
|In the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Revolution, Iranian president unveils indigenous Qaher 313 (Conquer) fighter jet, developed by Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics.|
Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, congratulated the great achievement of Iran, saying that “this is the major breakthrough towards the fulfillment of the Supreme Leader’s insights,” and added “all design and production process of Qaher (Conquer) 313 indigenous fighter jet has been done by Iranian Aerial Defense Industries Organization and their professional scientists.”
In describing the physical characteristics of the Qaher 313, Vahidi said; “this is an advance fighter jet, with enhanced profile and a very small Radar cross section (RCS) and fly-by in low altitude is the most important feature of this fighter.” He also pointed to the need for short runway for taking off and landing of Qaher 313 fighter as another feature.
Brig. Gen. Vahidi outlined the use of advanced materials in aircraft construction and using advance avionics in the Qaher 313 fighter jet cockpit.
Defense Minister also stressed on the payload capabilities and ability to carry the latest indigenous advanced armaments and said “Qaher 313 fighter jet is outstanding symbol of ingenuity, creativity and courage of professional Iranians in Defense Ministry.”
Iran’s super advanced Qaher-313 can evade radars: Defense minister
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi says Iran’s new domestically-designed and developed fighter jet, Qaher-313 (Conqueror-313), is ‘super advanced’ and capable of ‘evading radars.’
Speaking on the sidelines of its unveiling ceremony on Saturday, Vahidi said the aircraft had a “very low radar cross section” and was capable of conducting operations at low altitudes.
The Iranian defense minister noted that highly-advanced materials and electro-ionic systems had been used in the structure of Qaher-313, adding that the aircraft was capable of carrying advanced armaments.
Qaher-313 can take off and land on short runways and it has easy maintenance, Vahidi said.
The newly-unveiled Iranian military aircraft is said to be similar to the US-built F/A-18, although its appearance is like F-5E/F Tiger II.
The new single-seat bomber has been manufactured based on state-of-the-art technologies and modern defense achievements.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
Azarakhsh (Lightning) is Iran’s first domestically-manufactured combat jet.
Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jet is a follow-up aircraft, derived from Azarakhsh. Iran unveiled its first squadron of Saeqeh fighter bombers in an air show in September 2010.