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    Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:24 am

    Iran builds own aerial drones with strike capabilitiesRIA Novosti

    08/02/201015:14

    MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Iran started on Monday production of two domestically-developed unmanned aerial vehicles capable of delivering high-precision bombing strikes and performing reconnaissance missions, the Fars news agency said.

    Iran unveiled the drones, dubbed Ra'd (Thunder) and Nazir (Harbinger), at a plant in the northern province of Mazandaran.

    "We plan to manufacture UAVs...at this site" Fars quoted Hamed Saeedi, managing director of Farnas Aerospace Company in charge of the project, as saying.

    He said both UAVs were short-range, low-altitude drones with reduced radar-detection signature.

    According to analysts, Iran has recently made significant progress in developing various types of combat planes and succeeded in gaining the technical know-how for producing aircraft and drones with stealth capabilities.

    Iran launched a domestic arms development program after a U.S. weapons embargo was imposed during its 1980-88 war with Iraq. Since 1992, the Islamic Republic has reportedly produced its own Saeqeh and Azarakhsh jet fighters, stealth-capable Ghadir submarine, missile boats, torpedoes, tanks and armored carrier vehicles.

    Iran frequently holds military drills and shows off modern weaponry in an effort to demonstrate its readiness to thwart any attack on its territory.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/iran/2010/iran-100208-rianovosti04.htm




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    Iran develops air defense system comparable to Russia's S-300

    RIA Novosti

    08/02/201016:19

    MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Iran has developed its own air defense system comparable to and even more sophisticated than the Russian S-300 system, the IRNA news agency said Monday, citing an Iranian military official.

    Russia signed a contract with Iran on the supply of at least five S-300 air defense systems to Tehran in December 2005. However, there have been no official reports on the start of the contract's implementation.

    "In the near future, a new domestically-made air defense system will be unveiled by the country's experts and scientists which is as powerful as the S-300 system, or even stronger," IRNA quoted Heshmatollah Kassiri.

    He said the delay in the implementation of the S-300 delivery contract was unacceptable, and Iran would do everything possible to protect its "sensitive nuclear centers."

    Iranian Ambassador to Russia Seyyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi earlier said the S-300 contract had been stagnated by some technical issues.

    However, many experts believe Moscow has refused so far to honor the S-300 contract due to pressure from Washington and Tel Aviv.

    Both the United States and Israel have not ruled out military action if diplomacy fails to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program and have expressed concern over S-300 deliveries, which would significantly strengthen Iran's air defenses.

    Russian defense industry officials have repeatedly said that Russia is interested in fulfilling the contract, which is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but the future of the contract would largely depend on the current situation in international affairs and the Kremlin's position.

    The advanced version of the S-300 missile system, called S-300PMU1 (SA-20 Gargoyle), has a range of over 150 kilometers (over 100 miles) and can intercept ballistic missiles and aircraft at low and high altitudes, making the system an effective tool for warding off possible air strikes.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/iran/2010/iran-100208-rianovosti03.htm
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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  Vladislav on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:30 am

    Repainted Hawks don't equal S-300. lol1
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    Iran indigenous drones-UAV:

    Post  Cyberspec on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:41 am

    They seem to have a pretty extensive drone program...only recently they unveiled the "Shahed-129" which is said to have been used by Hezbolah in the recent incident over Israel

    Iran successfully tests Koker-1 VTOL drone (PHOTO)
    http://en.trend.az/regions/iran/2085150.html
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    Shahed 129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

    Post  crod on Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:39 am

    The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched the mass-production of the indigenously developed Shahed 129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was unveiled in September 2012, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced. The drone was displayed recently in an armed configuration, carrying four guided missiles (Sadid) loaded on two twin-launchers, carried underwing. Iranian sources stated the drone can carry up to eight ‘weapons’, designed to hit stationary and mobile targets alike. The specifications referred to by Iranian sources mention an effective operational radius of 1,700 km, datalink range (LOS?) of 200 km, flight endurance of 24 hours, and a flight ceiling of 24,000 feet. It has a monitoring capability of 200 km radius.


    The indigenously developed Shahed 129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

    External stores are carried on underwing pylons, with sensor payloads installed under the nose in the front and at a payload bay at the drones’ center of gravity (CG), presumably for heavier payloads. The drones shown publicly did not have visible directional antennae or Satellite communicants terminals, hinting of other (less sophisticated and secure, probably commercial off the shelve satellite links for extended range comms).

    Shahed 129 follows the Israeli Hermes 450 design, but given the performance quoted by the Iranians, is a more powerful platform with significant more payload capacity, compared to the Israeli drone. It’s external shape reflects significant advancement in composite materials fabrication, including the production of large airframe and structural elements. Strike missions employing guided weapons also indicate the evolution of compact yet capable sensors and datalinks, enabling the relay of target images and engagement of such targets in real time, over considerable distances.



    In addition to the development of Shahed 129 Iran is accelerating its effort to verse engineer the U s secret RQ-170 Sentinel it captured in 2011, IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Salami confirmed. “All the memories and computer systems of this plane have been decoded and some good news will be announced in the near future not just about the RQ-170 and the optimizations that our forces have done on the reversed engineered model of this drone, but also in area of other important defense achievements,” General Salami said.


    The drone was displayed recently in an armed configuration, carrying four guided missiles (Sadid) loaded on two twin-launchers, carried underwing.

    The unmanned surveillance plane lost by the United States in Iran was a stealth aircraft being used for secret missions by the CIA, US officials admitted almost a week after Iran captured the plane. The aircraft was among the highly sensitive surveillance platform in the CIA’s fleet that was shaped and designed to evade enemy defenses.


    Shahed 129 follows the Israeli Hermes 450 design, but given the performance quoted by the Iranians, is a more powerful platform with significant more payload capacity, compared to the Israeli drone.

    Iran has also uneiled a reverse-engineered version of the Insitu Scan-Eagle operated in support of the US Navy, and captured by the Iranian authorities. The drone displayed officially for the first time this week, uses the fuselage of the Scan-Eagle, with clipped wings, twin boom similar to the new RQ-21A intertor and inverted V-tail, similar to the one used on the RQ-7 Shadow

    http://defense-update.com/20130928_irans-shahed-129-combat-drone-to-enter-serial-production.html

    http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Iran-announces-mass-production-of-Shahed-129-drone-327262

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/irans-revolutionary-guard-unveils-attack-drone-20394186
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    Iran indigenous drones:

    Post  dino00 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:09 pm

    Minister: Iran's New Drone Can Fly for 30 Hours Non-Stop

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's new drone enjoys unique strategic capabilities, including 30-hour-long flight durability, and has been developed for combat and surveillance missions, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Monday.
    Dehqan said the new drone, ‘Fotros’, has been designed and built by the Iranian Airplane Manufacturing Industries Company affiliated to the Defense Ministry’s Aviation Industries in cooperation with knowledge-based companies and academic centers and on the basis of the needs of the country’s Armed Forces.

    “This strategic drone has an operational range of 2,000 kilometers, and can fly to a ceiling of 25,000 feet in altitude for 16 to 30 hours, and these specifications enable it to conduct combat missions in addition to surveillance and reconnaissance missions," Dehqan said addressing a ceremony held in Tehran today to unveil the new drone.

    The minister said Fotros can be armed with various types of "air-to-surface missiles and rockets".

    He underlined that the reliability test of the drone has been successfully conducted in the country’s laboratories and test centers, including standard international land tests at low, medium and high speed, adding that test results have been even better than what was expected.

    The minister further pointed to the missions which could be done by Fotros in detail, and said the drone can be used for “protecting land and sea borders, monitoring oil pipelines, telecommunication lines and road traffic control, monitoring affected areas during earthquakes, blaze and floods, and environment protection", adding that it can send "real-time photos and images while it is on a missions".  

    He reiterated that Iran’s Defense Ministry has become self-sufficient in designing and manufacturing different kinds of defensive, offensive and surveillance drones.

    General Dehqan underlined that Iranian researchers are currently working on various models and designs of drones according to the country’s defensive needs.

    Fotros was unveiled in a ceremony attended by General Dehqan in Tehran this morning.


    Iran has recently made giant advancements in aerospace industries, specially in designing and manufacturing pilotless drones.

    In September 2012, Iran announced that it has started using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for its air defense units as part of its broader plans for strengthening the country's air defense capability.

    Speaking to reporters on the occasion of the National Day of Air Defense here in Tehran on September 3, 2012, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran has equipped its air defense units with Haazem drones. Haazem is a drone designed and manufactured by Iranian air defense experts in three short, mid and long range models and for air defense missions.

    The drone can be used as a target for air defense systems and also for reconnaissance missions.

    The UAV can also be equipped with missiles and used for aerial bombardments as well.

    http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920827000609

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MRamx7i21E

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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  GarryB on Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:51 am

    Actually that looks rather impressive.... I like it. Smile


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    Iran has flown its smaller version of the RQ-170

    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:26 pm

    , Hajizadeh had informed in September that "the prototype model of this drone (which was 60% smaller than the original drone in size) flew about three months ago

    We have plans to bring into operation, at least, four indigenized RQ-170 drones for missions by the end of this (Iranian) year (March 20)," Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Wednesday

    farsnews



    it will enter service in different shapes and performance and only composite material is used and its low cost.

    four units will be delivered by the end of the Persian year and mass-production will start, next year.

    Source: farsnews( and user kolang in defence-pk)

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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  F-15E on Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:52 pm

    Lmao.
    You can actually see an antenna sticking out of the plane's back, indicating that the plane is a low range RC also the plane is never shown flying at high altitude. As far as for the sound, it could belong to another plane and also they never display the entire landing process !
    Another Mollas propaganda. (Just like the Qaher 313 lol!)

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    Iran's new Miniature UAV

    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:48 am

    NASIR 1










    Range :                10 km
    Endurance:          30 min
    Service Ceiling :    3 km
    Empty weight:      5 kg
    Pay load :             1 kg
    Cruise speed :        60 km/h
    Wing span:            2.5 m
    Length:                 1.6 m








    NASIR 2













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    payload :15 kg
    empty weight: 21 kg
    endurance: 70 min
    service Ceiling : 3000 ft
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:47 am

    Iran Reveals World’s First Missile-Escaping ‘Suicide’ Drone

    The world’s first drone capable of hiding from missiles and committing “suicide” has been crafted in Iran.

    MOSCOW, January 5 (Sputnik) – An Iranian engineer has designed the first drone that can dodge missiles and detonate itself in hostile conditions, Fars News Agency reports.

    The combination of a modern stealth system and profound acceleration capabilities enables the 4-kg "Sarallah Drone” to duck missiles, developer Hassan Akbari Layeq told FNA.

    According to The International Business Times, the new UAV can escape an enemy’s laser optics and infrared light systems at night. "Given the daily progress of drones as well as the increased missile power to destroy them, a missile-evading drone was designed and built for the first time in the world which can escape thermal and air-to-air missiles and no missile can approach the drone any closer than 250 meters,” states Hassan Akbari Layeq as quoted by FNA.

    Another feature that protects the drone from targeting is its flight altitude. The "Sarallah Drone” can rise as high as 8,000 meters, DefenseWorld.net says.

    Moreover, thanks to a mounted safety system, the drone is able to land in a secure place should it face any problems during the flight. And if the conditions are hazardous, it can detonate itself to deprive a foe’s engineers from studying its technological secrets.

    The drone can accomplish a one hour-long flight at the speed of 160 km/h. However, the safety system limits the flight to 40 minutes, if activated.

    Iran has been placing high emphasis on UAV development and has made several remarkable achievements. Its drones can move at supersonic speeds, carry air-to-surface missiles, accomplish surveillance, reconnaissance, offensive and defensive missions, and participate in environment monitoring operations, FNA conveys.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:05 pm

    Iran Rolls Out ‘Smart Missile’ Drones

    Iran’s drones now carry high-precision smart missiles that can hit high-speed vehicles with pinpoint accuracy, according to a senior military commander in Tehran.

    Iranian Air Force Commander announced on Tuesday that the country is optimizing hi-tech weapons systems.

    Iran's home-made drones are equipped with high-precision smart missiles, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, Iranian news agency reported.

    The Iranian drones can fly thousands of kilometers, Salami added, noting that they can capture images and transmit them directly or indirectly to on-ground stations.

    Iran in September unveiled a newly-developed drone equipped with home-made hi-tech air-based missiles.

    "These new drones are capable of destroying different types of aircraft, including fighter jets, drones and helicopters," Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said.

    Also in September, Iran unveiled a new drone named 'Sadeq 1' which flies at a maximum altitude of 25,000 feet at supersonic speeds.

    In September 2012, Iran announced that it had started using UAVs in its air defense units as part of its broader plans for strengthening the country's air defense capability.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150213/1018207955.html#ixzz3Rf3cWsrI
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    Post  George1 on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:42 pm

    Iranian Drones to Fly Higher and Longer

    The Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) plans to increase the flight range of its domestically-made drones, Deputy Director of the IAIO Brigadier General Abdolkarim Banitorfi announced on Saturday.

    Iran will increase the flight range of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) enabling them to fly at higher altitudes and capture more accurate images, the FARS news agency reported.

    Iran, the US, China, Russia and Israel are the world’s main manufacturers of drones.

    Iran in November unveiled a newly-developed drone named 'Ababil 3' which has a maximum altitude of 15,000 ft, can fly for 8 hours non-stop, has a composite body and can take and send real-time images to the ground control stations or any other platform.

    In September, Iran unveiled another new home-made drone named 'Sadeq 1' which flies at a maximum altitude of 25,000 ft at supersonic speeds.

    Commander of Iran's Air Defense Unit, Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli, said in 2012 that Iran had equipped its air defense units with Haazem drones, which can be used as a target for air defense systems and also for reconnaissance missions.

    The UAV can also carry missiles and be used for aerial bombardments as well.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150221/1018572781.html#ixzz3SU7yXxMk

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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:28 am

    Shahed-129 and Ababil-3 in Iraq , HOT!


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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:45 am

    Iran Plans to Equip Home-Made Drones With New Air-Based Missiles



    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced the country's plans to equip its drones with the home-made powerful and high-precision air-based Nasr cruise missile, Iranian media reports.

    “Using the air-based Nasr missile by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) the Air Forces will remarkably increase their operational and tactical power,” he said.

    As the Nasr missile is equipped with a high-precision radar allowing it to trace and intercept targets, it doesn’t need any backup and the fighter jet can leave the danger zone immediately.

    Noting that the Nasr missile can be mounted on various types of fighter jets, the minister announced Iran's future plan to equip its home-made drones with the air-based missile.

    Since March, the Iranian defense ministry has started the mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles, including the Qadr, Qiam, Fateh 110 and Khalij-e Fars missiles, as well as the Mersad air defense system to the IRGC and Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.

    “These missiles can strike and destroy enemy targets with a high-precision capability and provide for a wide range of the Armed Forces’ needs to missiles with different ranges,” Dehqan said during the inaugural ceremony.

    In recent years, Iran has made great progress in the defense sector and has become self-sufficient in essential military hardware and defense systems. The country has repeatedly made it clear that its military might is based on the state's defense and that it poses no threat to other countries.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150825/1026191098/iran-missile-defense-progress.html#ixzz3jrxAwxJB


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    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:59 am

    George1 wrote:Iran Plans to Equip Home-Made Drones With New Air-Based Missiles



    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced the country's plans to equip its drones with the home-made powerful and high-precision air-based Nasr cruise missile, Iranian media reports.

    “Using the air-based Nasr missile by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) the Air Forces will remarkably increase their operational and tactical power,” he said.

    As the Nasr missile is equipped with a high-precision radar allowing it to trace and intercept targets, it doesn’t need any backup and the fighter jet can leave the danger zone immediately.

    Noting that the Nasr missile can be mounted on various types of fighter jets, the minister announced Iran's future plan to equip its home-made drones with the air-based missile.

    Since March, the Iranian defense ministry has started the mass-delivery of different ballistic missiles, including the Qadr, Qiam, Fateh 110 and Khalij-e Fars missiles, as well as the Mersad air defense system to the IRGC and Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.

    “These missiles can strike and destroy enemy targets with a high-precision capability and provide for a wide range of the Armed Forces’ needs to missiles with different ranges,” Dehqan said during the inaugural ceremony.

    In recent years, Iran has made great progress in the defense sector and has become self-sufficient in essential military hardware and defense systems. The country has repeatedly made it clear that its military might is based on the state's defense and that it poses no threat to other countries.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150825/1026191098/iran-missile-defense-progress.html#ixzz3jrxAwxJB

    Imagine The high endurance Shahed-129 and
    The Sa'ar-5 killer , Nasr’ Air-Launched Anti Ship Cruise Missile together
    O man that's DEADLY!



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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  ShahryarHedayatiSHBA on Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:12 pm

    You can see on the left side an Iranian made SAR radar, it can be mounted on UAV´s.




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_aperture_radar
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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  Solncepek on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:21 pm

    ^^
    Obviously reverse-engineering from RQ-180 Sentinel...
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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  Werewolf on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:27 pm

    Solncepek wrote:^^
    Obviously reverse-engineering from RQ-180 Sentinel...
    Not reverse engineered. It was a ToT (Transfer of Technology), literally. Very Happy
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    Post  crod on Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:09 am

    Werewolf wrote:
    Solncepek wrote:^^
    Obviously reverse-engineering from RQ-180 Sentinel...
    Not reverse  engineered. It was a ToT (Transfer of Technology), literally. Very Happy

    LMAO lol1
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    Post  max steel on Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:05 am

    Iran reveals redesigned Shahed-129 UAV

    Iran has developed an 'improved' variant of its Shahed-129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was displayed by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for the first time during a rally in mid-February to mark the anniversary of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

    As seen in an image released by the state-controlled Fars News Agency, the new version of the Shahed-129 showed a redesigned nose section that features a fairing/housing that is similar in appearance to the US-designed General Atomics RQ-1 Predator-series platforms, where previously no such fairing had existed.

    While no details have been released pertaining to why the nose section has been redesigned, in the Predator-series UAVs this fairing is used to house a Ku-band beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communications (SATCOM) datalink dish to increase the aircraft's range and allow for it to be controlled from anywhere in the world. The MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV (itself derived from the Predator) also has a synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indicator (SAR/GMTI) sensor in its nose fairing, which can be used to develop pattern-of-life intelligence.

    Apart from the new fairing, the Shahed-129's remaining design features appear to be as they were before, including the pusher-propeller, V-tail configuration, chin-mounted electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret, and two twin underwing hardpoints for air-to-surface munitions.

    Iran has been reluctant to divulge too much in terms of the Shahed-129's performance specifications, but state media has said that it has an endurance of 24 hours and a range of 2,000 km (though the current datalink is limited to 200 km). Without knowing precisely what the new nose fairing is for, it is hard to say if the 'new' Shahed-129 will be able to improve on these figures, or what additional capabilities it might be able to employ.


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    Post  max steel on Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:09 pm

    Iran's new aerial drone makes maiden flight

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, on Tuesday unveiled its newest aerial surveillance drone during large-scale military exercises in the western part of the country.

    Iranian media reports the drone, named "Hamasseh" or "Epic" in English, conducted its first ever surveillance flights during the exercise in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in western Iran. The drone flew as part of a three-plane formation and carried out several high-altitude reconnaissance flights, Iranian news outlet Press TV.

    The Iranian military's smaller, tactical Mojahr-1 and Ababil-5 drones as well as the high-altitude Shahed-129 surveillance drone flew alongside the Hamasseh during the exercises, IRGC's Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said.

    Aside from long-range surveillance operations, the drone is also reportedly designed to carry out airstrikes as part of its anticipated multimission package.

    The drone will continue to see action during the exercise in Kerman, South Khorasan and Homozgan, Pakpour added. The drills are expected to wrap up on April 14th.

    On Monday, Tehran announced the first tranche of Russian-built S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems are en route to the Iranian military. The weapons transited to Iran via the Caspian Sea arriving this week, the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman Jaberi Ansari said Monday.
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    Post  d_taddei2 on Fri May 20, 2016 4:11 am

    with the numerous UAV's etc that Iran has produced over the years i personally think that this is one area where they have done pretty well in considering the sanctions and considering their other defence industry ventures, i think the UAV industry has been better than the rest. So their UAV's etc as a whole what is peoples views on Iran's UAV's capabilities?
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    Re: Iran's indigenous UAVs

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:46 am

    New unmanned aircraft for Iran's IRGC

    Stated that is made based on the study of the captured US RQ-170.






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