Iran-made helicopters to line in armed fleet

TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Iranian commander recounted the timeline for implementing Iranian helicopters in Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA).Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces, told reporters about the Iranian helicopters under manufacturing in PANHA Company sponsored by the IRIAA.The commander speculated that the new choppers would get lined in IRIAA fleet before March 2016 in a ceremony to mark the event.Earlier in February the Managing Director of PANHA Company General Mohammad Ahmadabadi had told media that the domestically designed helicopter of Iran dubbed as Homa had passed the flight tests.General Ahmadabadi had also said that Homa is a two-cylinder-engine helicopter with 14 seats, fit for all weather conditions of Iran.

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