Iran to present new largest strategic UAV

Iran Materials 17 November 2013 13:50 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Iran will present its new strategic largest UAV "Fotros" in November 18, ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehgan and other officials will attend at the presentation of the UAV.

New drone Fortos has special functions, the agency said.

On September 28, the Iranian Army Ground Forces unveiled a domestically designed and built combat drone, dubbed Yasir, in a ceremony attended by senior military officials.

The drone can fly at an altitude of 15000 feet, has a flight endurance of eight hours and effective operational radius of 200 kilometers.

Iran unveiled its first domestically manufactured long-range combat drone, the Karrar (Striker), on August 23, 2010. It reportedly has a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and can carry two 115-kilogram bombs or precision-guided munitions weighing 227 kilograms.

The first Iranian medium-altitude long-endurance UAV, the Shahed-129 (Witness-129), was unveiled in September 2012, which is capable of carrying out combat and reconnaissance missions for 24 hours.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries since the Islamic Republic's defense doctrine is based entirely on deterrence.