Bill Roggio at the Worldwide Standard tells us that Iran is at it again, making outrageous claims about its cutting-edge military technology. From the Tehran Times:
Air Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani said here on Monday that Iran has launched the project to manufacture stealth aircrafts.
“We have finished the design of stealth aircraft which cannot to be detected even by advanced radar systems, and the primary stages of its manufacture have started,” Miqani told reporters in a news conference.
As Mr. Roggio reminds us, the last time Iran unveiled a "new fighter" (supposedly comparable to a U.S. F/A-18), it turned out to be a twin-tail version of the F-5 Freedom Fighter, exported to the Shah's military 40 years ago. He also recounts other Iranian "super weapons" that have never quite lived up to their hype, citing various sources (including one of our previous posts on that world-beating F-5).
We're sure that the folks at the Skunk Works and Northrop-Grumman are duly unimpressed.