Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) manufacturing workshop has been inaugurated in the Civil Aviation Technology College in Iran, Official of the college, Fardad Izadi said, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Feb. 4.
The college plans to participate in the annual competitions in this type of aircraft, Izadi said.
The Civil Aviation Technology College is a unique college degree aviation college in Iran and is one of the first aviation colleges in Asia and the Middle East. It was found in 1947. It became a member of the Trainair international program in 1999 and member of Trainair Plus program in 2013.
Izadi went on to say that, Iran has achieved great progress in the field of UAV manufacturing.
Iran unveiled its largest yet home-made UAV, titled "Fotros on Nov. 18.
The first Iranian medium-altitude long-endurance UAV, the Shahed-129 was unveiled in September 2012, which is capable of carrying out combat and reconnaissance missions for 24 hours.
Iran started mass production of the "Yasir" UAV in Sep. 2013. Yasir can fly at an altitude of 15,000 ft., be in flight for eight hours, cover the distance of 200 km, and does not need a runway.
The UAV is equipped with light powerful modern cameras, and can precisely control the target.
The Yasir UAV can be used for rescue, military operations, and for controlling traffic.