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Toufan helicopters join Iran Air Force

Iran has equipped its Air Force with 10 new domestically-manufactured helicopters in line with a plan to boost its defensive capabilities.

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday that the Iranian Armed Forces had received 10 units of homemade helicopters dubbed Toufan (storm).

Vahidi said that the helicopter is equipped with “state-of-the-art weapons systems including anti-tank missiles, rocket-launchers and 20mm canons,” adding that the helicopters can be used in naval and ground operations.

The Iranian defense minister also inaugurated the Helicopter 214 composite rotor blades production line. According to Vahidi, Iran is the second country to produce the equipment.

Vahidi described the defense achievements as another giant leap towards the country’s self-sufficiency.

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