Iran's state TV said that the country has put its first homemade helicopters into service, displaying them at an air show.
The report said that the 12-passenger Panha-1 and eight-passenger Panha-2 helicopters have military capabilities.
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The unveiling came Tuesday during an aviation exhibition on the Gulf island of Kish.
Iran also displayed a new six-passenger airplane and landing gear for a jet fighter.
Ten countries, including Russia, China, Ukraine, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sudan, are participating in the exhibition that ends Friday.
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