Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that the country will start manufacturing heavy turbofan and turbojet engines in the next two years, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“The next step is to design and manufacture heavy turbojet and turbofan engines which we expect to yield results in the next two years,” General Dehqan recently said, in a ceremony held to appreciate the designers and manufacturers of the first national aircraft turbojet engine dubbed as Owj.
The Iranian Defense Minister described Owj as the country’s national pride and a launch-pad for designing and manufacturing heavy airplane turbojet and turbofan engines.
General Dehqan noted that 30 knowledge-based companies and 10 universities have cooperated with the country's Defense Industries and Air Force to manufacture national turbojet engine.
In late August, Iran unveiled its first national turbojet engine in a ceremony in Tehran participated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The turbojet is an air breathing jet engine, usually used in aircraft. It consists of a gas turbine with a propelling nozzle. The gas turbine has an air inlet, a compressor, a combustion chamber, and a turbine - that drives the compressor.