Iran to unveil new long-range UAV models soon

07 February 2013
Iran will unveil new models of long-range unmanned aircrafts, Deputy Defense Minister, Mohammad Islami said today, Fars reported.

Noting Iran's capabilities in the design and manufacture of unmanned aircrafts, Islami said that three new models will be unveiled.

According to the Deputy, three models of a same UAV are meant for flying on different altitudes.

Islami noted that the new UAV has a strategic importance to Iran, and added that later more UAV models will be unveiled.

Islami noted that Iran today manufactures about 20 different types of UAVs in the country, of different sizes and capabilities.

He said that Iran will in the future unveil more drones that can fly at the maximum altitude of 30,000 feet, have a 24-hour flight duration capability and can carry out special operations. 

Deputy Defense Minister also said that Iran established UAV-manufacturing plants in other countries, which are interested in purchasing Iran-made aircrafts.

Yesterday, Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that country will unveil a domestically designed and manufactured seaplane.

On Feb. 4, Iran unveiled upgraded versions of Zolfaqar and Samsam tanks as part of the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations commemorating the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979.

On February 2, Iran unveiled its latest fighter jet, the Qaher-313 (Conqueror-313). The single-seat stealth fighter aircraft can take off and land on short runways.

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

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