Iran's Defense Ministry has unveiled a new domestically-built advanced supersonic trainer fighter jet, named Saeqeh 2 (Thunderbolt 2).
The fighter jet will do close-range cover and backup tactical missions as well as advanced pilot training missions.
The new jet is the second generation of Saeqeh model.
Saeqeh was unveiled as a prototype in 2004 and later became operational in 2006. The jet is Iran’s second domestically-developed fighter with many calling it the Iranian F-18. presstv