Friday, May 20, 2011

Presidential inauguration of Kamal-e Saleh dam

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives aboard an immaculate Iran Air Force Agusta AB-212 VIP helicopter, to attend the formal inauguration of the Kamal-e Saleh dam in Markazi province, central Iran.

With a capacity of 110 million cubic meters of water, this dam's purpose is to provide water for the provincial cities of Shazand and Arak as well as the major regional industries. Its location is in Shazand, 74 kilometers southwest of the capital city of Arak in Markazi province.

Photos: Mahdi Marizad at Fars News Agency


reader said...

Is this ‘immaculate Iran Air Force Agusta AB-212 VIP’ a reversed engineered helicopter or one purchased through known channels?

Anonymous said...

Built in Canada. Purchased through known channels.

Anonymous said...

Correction: Only the engines were made in Canada the rest is all HESA. Iranian rotary wing aviation is far advanced than most think. IRIAA, IRIAF, IRIN, Coast Guard, Border Gendarme, Emergency Services, Medic-air and the police fly over 1000 choppers. BTW, Tehran police air wing is larger than the rotary aviation of most small countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.