Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 5
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran has launched a production line for its most recent unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UAV) Muhajer-6 on Feb. 5, during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami and commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour.
The Mohjer-6, which is the newest drone of the famous Iranian Mohajer UAV family, and is equipped with a new home-made smart bomb dubbed “Ghaem,” Iranian media outlets reported.
It is the first UAV of the Mohajer series that is armed with a guided weapon system.
The Iranian Mohajer-4 UAV have been successfully used during conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and allegedly in Lebanon.
The Mohajer-6 got a longer wingspan and a bigger size. It is also can be in the air longer than the previous version, Mohajer-4. The Mohajer-6 also has a fixed landing gear - a common feature for the Mohajer UAV family, and the same electro-optical day-night capable system as Mohajer-4.
Ghaem smart bomb, which was unveiled for the first time during the ceremony, is capable of destroying mobile and fixed targets, Iran’s defense minister said.
A smart bomb, also known guided bomb is a precision-guided munition designed to achieve a smaller Circular error probable (CEP).