Iran Unveils New Drone Enhancements

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Iran Unveils New Drone Enhancements

Iran Unveils New Drone Enhancements

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Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari unveiled his country’s new achievements in the area of drone industry, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

These include the SAR radar system with the capability to take images from the military installations and discovering deception devices and changes on the ground resulting from the deployment of military equipment on day and night and in any weather conditions.

Also, a communication jamming system mounted on drones working within 20 to 520 frequency ranges and a system to jam the enemy drone’s functioning named Shahin were among other Ground Force’s new announcements.

In August 2016, Iran unveiled a new home-made drone capable of jamming the enemies' communication systems.

The drone was displayed in an exhibition of the Iranian Ground Force’s latest achievements in Tehran last week.

In addition to the drone, other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with the capability of taking images and footages and jamming enemy drones’ camera and surveillance systems as well as a drone equipped with destructive laser weapons were unveiled in the exhibition.

Also, in May 2016, Iran had unveiled a new UAV which can be used for reconnaissance and combat operations.

The drone named ‘Siraf’ has a flying range of 100km and was unveiled during Beit ul-Muqaddas 28 wargames in the Central province of Isfahan at the time.

Siraf which is capable of taking images and real-time transfer of them has been built by students at the college of the Ground Force’s artillery training center in Isfahan.

Also, in the same year, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) showed the newly-designed model of its longest-range drone, Shahed (Eye Witness) 129, during the annual rallies on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

The new model whose features haven’t been revealed yet to the public is different from its predecessors, at least, in appearance. Yet, it could be said that the aircraft’s nose has gone under some changes.

The Shahed 129, which was unveiled in September 2012, is capable of carrying out eight combat and reconnaissance missions for 24 hours and has a flying range of 2,000 km. 

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