Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan (third right) unveils the Saba-248 multi-purpose helicopter yesterday. - AP

TEHRAN: Iran yesterday unveiled a new helicopter designed for offshore operations, medical evacuations and surveillance. The official IRNA news agency said yesterday that the four-bladed Saba-248 has two engines but its capable of operating with just one, and that it can fly in temperatures ranging from minus 25 to 55 degrees Celsius. Iran has been producing its own weapons and military equipment, including missiles, fighter jets and submarines, for more than two decades. - AP