Iranian Army unveils latest home-made drone

Iranian Army unveils latest home-made drone
Sat Sep 28, 2013 19:05:50

The Iranian Army’s Ground Force has unveiled a new indigenous combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), dubbed Yasir.

Yasir drone which was unveiled during a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan and other senior military officials on Saturday, can fly at an altitude of 15,000 feet, has a flight endurance of eight hours and effective operational radius of 200 kilometers.

Yasir, a portable drone, is equipped with state-of-art and light cameras for reconnaissance.

Iran unveiled its first domestically manufactured long-range combat drone, Karrar (Striker), on August 23, 2010. It reportedly has a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and can carry two 115-kilogram bombs or precision-guided munitions weighing 227 kilograms.

The first Iranian medium-altitude long-endurance UAV, the Shahed-129 (Witness-129), was unveiled in September 2012, which is capable of carrying out combat and reconnaissance missions for 24 hours.

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

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries since the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is based entirely on deterrence.


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