The 9th International Iran Air Show kicked off on Kish Island on Monday in the presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
The 9th International Iran Air Show is being held at Kish International Exhibition Center in the Persian Gulf, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The four-day event provides a platform for participants to showcase the latest achievements in aviation and aerospace industries.
Elaborating on Iran’s achievements to be presented in the exhibition, Scientific Secretary of the Air Show Fathollah Qomi said: “We are designing and building a capsule to carry and send human being to the space and it will be unveiled in the exhibition this year.”
He expressed the hope that the major project would be put into action in 7 years.
Meantime, Executive Secretary of the Airshow Bijan Bonakdar said that 110 Iranian and foreign companies are participating in the Air Show.
“The Russian Mig-29 team, Baltic Bees Team from Latvia, the Iranian Air Force and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force will conduct aerial exercises in this year’s Air Show,” he added.
Russian aviation companies, including PJSC United Aircraft Corporation and Russian Helicopters, will also attend the event.
Bonakdar had also earlier told FNA that Tehran and Moscow were due to hold talks on buying Russian-made passenger planes during the Air Show.
“Several teams from Russia will participate in the Air Show for negotiations on passenger plane sales to Iran,” he said earlier this month.