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Sofreh Mahi (Persian: Eagle ray) is an Iranian UCAV under development.[1]. Little is known about the drone but scaled down mock ups shown during Iranian Army Day 2010 parade show that it has a flat diamond shape body with twin vertical stabilizers.[2] First refers to the drone was given by Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Air Force General Aziz Nasirzadeh[3] who reported that the first tests of the drone were finished.

Iran officially stated that it is working on a stealth UCAV named Sofreh Mahi in 2010-02-07.[4] Iranian officials reported that the drone has a shape similar to the Eagle ray resulting in the drone being called the Sofreh Mahi (Eagle Ray in Persian). The Drone is also made out of special materials that absorb radar energy [5]. These two features give it the ability to evade enemy radars.

General Aziz Nasirzadeh, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Air Force, stated that the UAV 'Sofreh Mahi'(flatfish) has been designed and manufactured for reconnaissance and bombing missions, considering its radar-evading capability.[6]

General Nasirzadeh also announced that once the aircraft passes further tests and its features and capabilities are completed, the Defense Ministry will begin production. 'Production of the actual size as well as mounting and testing weapons and a number of systems on the aircraft are the next phases before we can start its mass production', Nasirzadeh said.[7]

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In February 13-2011 Iran announced that it is going to build and test a real scale model of the plane. But it is a long process and can take a long time to be finished. Nasirzadeh said that It is just one of Iran's UAV projects and one of our goals is to produce such planes. Because the world is going into that point.
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678091 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it were an UAV it would not have a glass cocpit or did you based it of the EDI aircraft
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HamzaLippisch Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like a model i've done one year ago, there's some differences but the general design philosophy is there :)
see the link :
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
smiler but not the same
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BlacktailFA Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
It's a fascinating design --- it reminds me of the FAV-4 Sif from the arcade ShmUp, "Skull Fang".

I don't think Iran has the scientific or industrial capacity to produce an aircraft like this though, even WITH foreign assistance.
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SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
They've been producing their own aircraft for years. They certainly have the expertise to do it alone.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
its just a pipe dream for them
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johnnyhoffman83 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your drawing would probably looks a lot better than Iranians' potential real-life jet looks like!
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TheAlbatros Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
i like your design :D
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theF-man Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Unique Shape! More like a JSF! (Joint Strike Fighter)
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I may have seen this (or something similar) on SecretProjects, though I'm not sure...

It's a really interesting shape. The simple diamond planform and V-tail will be good for stealth but I have to wonder if Iran's manufacturing techniques and RAM formulations will be good enough to make it into a true low-observable aircraft.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
in a wet dream maybe
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Wild! Hope this Isn't used against US Forces!
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
its iran pipe dream as much as there f-5 clone
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Cool. looked like something out of the Transformers Cartoon.
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jokoon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
a perspective view would have been nice ! :p
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Damn-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool! I have a question though: If it's a UCAV, then why does it appear to have a cockpit? :+fav:
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Glitterboy2098 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Pretty cool! I have a question though: If it's a UCAV, then why does it appear to have a cockpit?" - Damn-Yuki

Iran announced a year or so back that they're working on a stealth VTOL, and not long after they had a military parade where a float carrying this arrowhead shaped blue model showed up. there was absolutely no connection between the two made by iran, but the online community that follows international military development immediately jumped to the conclusion that the model in the parade was a concept model for the UCAV.

more skeptical members of the community have pointed out that about 4 years back Iran also announced they were working on a manned stealth fighter, and that this model may have been intended to represent that project, not a UCAV.

personally i have no doubt Iran has people working on both projects, but i doubt they'll actually produce anything of the like for decades, barring outside technical assistance (which the current government 'officially' is refusing.)
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Damn-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, okay. That would make sense. :nod: And yeah, I doubt that Iran is going to get outside technical assistance anytime soon, seeing as they're barely more popular in the international scheme of things than North Korea. Still, it would be cool to see this baby fly. B-)
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Glitterboy2098 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
actually they were getting help from russia until about 4 years ago, and china as recently as 2 years ago. recently they've declared they'll no longer be relying on outside assistance, though i find that unlikely myself. more likely they'll cut official ties, but continue to maintain 'unofficial' ties to both russia and china until they've stolen all the tech they want.
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Damn-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now there's a frightening thought. :fear:
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
because Iran cant make ucav its like all there hardware its wannabe
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Damn-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that's right...:iconfacepalmplz: I forgot all about Iran and their wannabe technology. Although I feel like I have to give them some credit for keeping those ancient F-14s in working order for so long without any spare parts. :wow:
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
they had 10 now 40 are flying they used 50 to keep others running
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Glitterboy2098 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i actually beleive their claim that they now can manufacture all the spare parts for the F-14..they really love those planes and an industrial project like that would serve to boost their infrastrucutre and technical capabilities. the fact they've recently been overhauling their mothballed F-14's seems to indicate that the claim is at least mostly true. (they never say how easily they produce the parts, nor how good those parts are in terms of quality control..odds are their homegrown replacement parts are not as durable as the originals)
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Damn-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconiseeplz: Ah, good point.
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bagra3006 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for helping my group Bagera! And cool design!
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