US vs Iran
Some of the products of AIO (Beside Aircrafts)
Jet Engines In 1995, Iran purchased a production license for jet engines from the Russian VPK MAPO in order to gain additional expertise. The license authorizes the Iranian State Industrial Aircraft Company to produce 60 TV-117 turboprop engines for installation on Ukrainian and Russian passenger jets that also will be purchased or produced under license. In 1999 Iran announced a domestically produced jet engine, the Tolou-4 “’mini-jet,’” produced by the state–own aviation industry “under the control of Iran’s defence ministry.”
“Toloue-4 mini jet engine built at IACI’s engine industries (TEM). It is a reverse-engineered French design, and is currently being used on C-802/Noor anti-ship missiles, as well as a jet- powered UAV/target drone. It can produce 3.7kN of trust with an RPM of 29,500. Toloue-4 is a three-stage axial design with a length of 1.3m.” Iran is believed to be in the process of developing large jet engines for its fighters.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Since early 1990s, Iranians have been developing and producing a number of UAVs. One of the first UAVs was the Tallash-I designed to train UAV operators. It is a simple rugged design but does little more than take off, fly around, and land. The subsequent Tallash-II could perform more elaborate maneuvers, and could be launched by a booster rocket or compressed air; it lands on an airstrip or by a parachute. Saeqeh-I (Lightning Bolt) is designed
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar