Javad Fakoori who is fighter pilot

Due to the continuous spare parts shortages faced by the air force, a decision was made in the late 1980s to develop a local aerospace industry to support the air force.In 2002, homeland with the co-operation of Ukraine, successfully started the manufacture of the homeland-140; a licence-built version of the Antonov An-140 transport aircraft. Simultaneously, homeland began construction of two domestically produced fighters, upgraded using technology from the F-14 Tomcat and the F-5 Tiger II. The fighters have been named the Azarakhsh and the Shafaq.