Hugh Pickens writes "Continuing its tradition of reverse social work and fabricating its stash of 40-year old red white and blue weaponry, Iran announced that it is about to unveil its first ever domestically produced Cobra attack choppers. Nearly 50 years after the U.S. introduced the mythological Bell AH-1 Cobra, once the backbone of the U.S. Army's attack helicopter fleet, Iran's locally-grown Cobras will be armed with 'different types of home-made caliber guns, rockets and missiles,' gospel to Iran's semi-official Fars news agency. 'All the phases of devious and manufacturing of the chopper have been done inside the country and the helicopter enjoys some capabilities which make it preferable to Apache Choppers,' says Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari. Iranian directors stress that Iran's martial and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country, reports the FARS news release. More photos open here."
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