Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.16 /Trend, D.Khatinoglu/
Chief Commander of the Iranian Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) Mohammad Ali Jafari said during a press conference in Tehran that Iran's new-manufactured Shahed 129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is capable to be equipped and fire missles, Fars News Agency reported on Sunday.
"Shahed 129 can fly 24 hours permanently and has reconnaissance and fight capabilities," he said, adding with launching new missile on this UAV, firing on that long distant targets is possible.
Earlier, deputy of Iran's defense minister said Iran is equipping its unmanned aerial vehicle Karrar with missiles, Fars News Agency reported on Sep.2.
Mohmahhad Eslami said that the flight radious of Iranian homemade Karrar drone is 1000 km.
Iran unveiled its first homemade UAV, Karrar, in August 2010.
Iranian official's statement about plans for equiping the UAVs with bomb and missile came while official Tehran announced the production of two homemade UAVs with bombing and reconnaissance capabilities in February 2011.