Iran tests suicide drones
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 27
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran tested its suicide drones as part of a large-scale military drill that started earlier on Dec. 25, commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said.
The drone can be used to attack air and ground targets, Pourdastan said, the official Mizan news agency reported Dec. 27.
The commander described the aircraft as a mobile bomb, which can attack suspected targets.
The drones exercise was held in the second phase of the large-scale military drill on Dec. 26, Pourdastan said.
Earlier, Iranian military officials announced that the Islamic Republic will hold a special drone drill this year, and various kinds of home-made drones will be tested.
Iran's army started a large-scale military drill dubbed 'Mohammad Rasoulallah' on Dec. 25 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
The six-day military exercise includes Iran's navy, air force, land units and the Khatam al-Anbia air defense base.
Iranian media outlets claim that Iran has recently secured great accomplishments in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
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