The Iranian Armed Forces showcased their latest achievements and products, including new drones and weapons, in “Eqtedar 40’ exhibition in Tehran.
Iran’s newly developed drone named Kaman 12 (photo) with flight durability of 10 hours, 200km speed, operational radius of 1,000 km and capability to carry 100 kg of cargos was unveiled in the exhibition, according to Fars News Agency (FNA).
Other products displayed in the exhibition include Akhgar missiles mounted on Iranian drones which can hit targets 30km in distance, Qassed 3 cruise missiles carried by F-4 fighters with the capability to destroy targets 100 km in distance, air-based Shahin drones with jamming capability which can be mounted on fighter jets, a new version of Shahed 129 drone with the operational range of 2,000 km, flight durability of 24 hours and capability to conduct patrolling and reconnaissance operations and destruction of targets with bombs and missiles.
In addition, also displayed were RQ-170 drones, Saeqeh-2 drones, which have already been in missions against the terrorists and their leaders in Eastern Euphrates region in Syria, with the capability to carry smart bombs, and Mohajer-6 drones, equipped with home-made Qa’em missiles.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underlined in November Iran’s major advances in designing and manufacturing different state-of-the-art drones.
“We are even ahead of the top world powers in the drones sector and we are way ahead of them,” General Hajizadeh said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern city of Qazvin.
He described Iran as the top regional power in the sector, saying that the country had been able to develop different types of home-made missiles as well.
“The young Iranian people have managed to put the country at the peak of power with their excellent ideas in the radar, missile and drone sectors,” he added.