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HESA Dorna (Lark)

Iran (2006)

Detailing the development and operational history of the HESA Dorna (Lark) Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 8/7/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com



Basic Specifications
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Iran
Year: 2006
Type: Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (IAIO) / Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) - Iran
Production: 5


The HESA Dorna became a publically-known indigenous Iranian product in 1999.

Iranian aero-industry has, for decades, been attempting to fulfill local requirements for the Iranian service branches. This has resulted in various initiatives of which some have succeeded and others more or less failed. The HESA Dorna ("Crane") is one aircraft whose verdict is still out - only a handful have been produced since introduction was seen in 2006. It was unveiled for public consumption back in 1999.

The Dorna was developed along the lines of a two-seat, jet-powered advanced trainer for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF). It has been given a rather conventional form including split air intakes (along the fuselage sides), a swept-back wing mainplane, and tandem-seat cockpit overlooking the sloped nosecone. A single vertical fin is seated at the tail and horizontal planes are seen near its base. The undercarriage is retractable and consists of three single-wheeled legs.
Any available statistics for the HESA Dorna (Lark) Light Two-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).
Supported Mission Types
Air-to-Air
Interception
Unmanned
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Training
Anti-Submarine
Anti-Ship
Airborne Early Warning
MEDEVAC
Electronic Warfare
Maritime/Navy
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Search/Rescue
Recon/Scouting
Special Forces
X-Plane/Development
Structural
Crew: 2


Installed Power
1 x Turbojet engine (assumed).

Standard Day Performance


Armament
None.

Operators List
Iran

Series Model Variants
• Dorna - Base Series Designation