Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran plans to install jet engines on home-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Iranian defence minister, Hossein Dehghan said, ISNA news agency reported on Dec. 10.
Dehghan underlined that the engines have already been manufactured.
Iran also has almost wrapped up the production of its own clone of RQ-170 UAV, using reverse engineering technology, Tasnim news agency quoted lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami as saying on Dec. 10.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
On Nov. 18 Iran unveiled its largest yet home-made UAV, titled "Fotros."
On Sep. 28 Iran unveiled a domestically designed and built combat drone, dubbed Yasir, in a ceremony attended by senior military officials.
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 unveiled its first domestically manufactured long-range combat drone, Karrar (Striker), on August 23, 2010.
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.
Edited by S.I.