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Sofreh Mahi by bagera3005 Sofreh Mahi by bagera3005
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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