Iran Is Building 'New' Helicopters Based Around 50-Year-Old US Technology

Iran's military, purported haters of the west and all things American, revealed designs for new helicopters which will be "100 Per Cent Made In Iran." But for all their grandstanding, there's one detail that shouldn't be overlooked: it's based on 50-year-old US technology.

Yes, that's right, Iran's latest weapon is a copy of the Cobra chopper, which defence Tech says will be armed with home-made guns, missiles, and rockets, while Iran's press team says it will have other capabilities which make it preferable to Apache Choppers. But Iran assures us their new choppers are for "defensive purposes" only. [Defense Tech]