Iran to be hub of aerospace in region

Tehran, Dec 19, IRNA - Proper use of existing scientific and technological capabilities in Iran will turn the country into the hub of aerospace in the region, the managing director of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization said on Wednesday.

Referring to the country's high aerospace capabilities, Manouchehr Manteghi said, 'Were any regional country to possess Iran's scientific and technological capabilities, it would certainly invest heavily on it as a national asset.'

He pointed to the capabilities of different countries in space technology and noted Iran has managed to achieve the technology and infrastructure needed to design and build pilot satellites, sounding rockets, low-altitude launchers and space exploration sciences.

According to Iran's Aviation Industries Organization, with regard to various air and space spheres, the country ranks first to third in the region.

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