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

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

Yes, that's right, Iran's latest weapon is a copy of the Cobra chopper, which Defense 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]