Iran Forms First Squadron of Home Made Saeqeh FightersSource: Fars News
The news that the IRIAF has accepted its first squadron of Saeqeh fighters into service is suprising, though not in the belief that they could not produce them, but for the fact that this was announced already, in fact, many months ago in September 2009.
Well not quite. First off, it's not even a squadron, it's 5 planes. But regardless, we'll assume that that's the Iranian interpretation of a squadron. The statement in September specifically said that the first squadron of Saeqeh's have been completed and would participate in a flyover. Note that he said nothing about them entering service. Thus, the continuity is preserved with them entering service now.
Regardless, debates will continue about its combat efficiency, or lack thereof, and whether or not they constitute a truly domestic project.