(FNA)- The Iranian Army plans to increase the range of its home-made
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and also equip its reconnaissance drones
with missile-launching systems, an Iranian commander said on Sunday.
to FNA, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army’s Self-Sufficiency
Jihad Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri referred to Iran’s capability in
designing and building different types of drones, and explained that
UAVs are usually used for collecting intelligence and information,
wiretapping, photography and shooting footage, but they can also be used
for other purposes on the basis of their power and capabilities.
example, in naval missions we need long-range UAVs or we need the
drones which have the capability to launch missiles, each of which needs
its own special technology,” he added.
“Of course, all these
(projects) are on our working agenda in a move to satisfy our needs
during the next two years,” Amiri underlined.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in August unveiled the country’s first home-made combat UAV.
Karrar UAV is capable of carrying a military payload to carry out
bombing missions against ground targets. It is also capable of flying
long distances at a very high speed.
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