Iran’s army unveils new stealth drone

Iran’s army unveils new stealth drone
Thu Apr 18, 2013 16:13:17

Iran’s military has unveiled an indigenous stealth drone, named Hazem 3, during a parade marking the National Army Day.

Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili says the drone, which is a long-range aircraft, can be used in targeting and reconnaissance operations, and for carrying cargo whenever needed.


Two indigenous missile systems, Ya Zahra 3 and Mersad 2, as well as Sayyad 40 mobile electronic interception system also were unveiled during the Thursday ceremony in the presence of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinajead and military officials.


The country’s latest indigenous air-to-surface missiles, Fakour and Qader, were also put on display during the parade, held next to the Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum in the south of the Iranian capital, Tehran.


Shahab, Thamen and Matla' al-Faj advanced radar systems, Nazeat 60 and Nazeat M10 missile launching system as well as Zelzal and Qased missiles were also put on display in the ceremony.


Units of the Iranian Army staged parades on the occasion of the National Army Day to display the country’s defensive and military capabilities.


Senior Iranian officials and a host of top military commanders are attending the ceremony.


The occasion marks the establishment of the Islamic Republic's Army.


In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.