Iran’s Army Gets 200 Sea-based Armed Long-range Drones

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  • 11:43 AM, April 24, 2023
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Iran’s Army Gets 200 Sea-based Armed Long-range Drones
Iran’s Army Gets 200 Sea-based Armed Long-range Drones @state media

Iran’s Army has received more than 200 homegrown long-range strategic drones.

Mass delivery of the new sea-based and vertical launch drones took place in a ceremony in some parts of the country on April 20 in the presence of Chief Commander of the Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, and Deputy of Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, Iranian state-owned media repoted.

The new anti-radar drones have different missions of reconnaissance, destruction, combat reconnaissance, aerial interception, and hitting mobile and fixed targets with a low radar cross-section.

With changes in the propulsion, guidance, control and navigation systems, the drones have been equipped with various types of air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, smart air-based standoff bombs, and an electronic warfare system.

The new features have turned the drones into long-range, stealth aircraft that can carry out special operations.

Iran’s defense ministry plans to equip the Army with 1,000 UAVs and relevant contracts were signed last year.

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