Iran’s armed forces have moved one step closer to self-sufficiency after unveiling the final prototype of its homegrown trainer jet.

The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Air Force recently welcomed the second  “Yasin” advanced trainer jet in a ceremony held in the capital Tehran, with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammadreza Ashtiani leading the inauguration of the aircraft’s production line.

According to state media, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Yasin is an indigenous aircraft built to help IRI pilots learn basic flying and combat skills, including air- and air-to-surface action and close air support.
Among our main concerns is training fighter pilots because the process is of paramount significance and requires training aircraft in different classes,” Ashtiani said at the launching ceremony.