Iran Unveils New Combat Drone

Iran uncovered an self developed jet-propelled drone it said is fit for finding and attacking targets a long way from the nation’s outskirts with accuracy.

Named the “Kian,” the unmanned aircraft system was designed, developed and tested by specialists of the Airforce inside about a year, Iran Air Defense Force Commander Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said on Sunday, September 1.  

The UAS comes in two models equipped for “surveillance and reconnaissance missions for precision operations,” state news organization IRNA cited him as saying.

“This air vehicle can embrace any UAS missions we depend it with … it can be operated in the range of 1,000 km [620 miles] and can locate its target with exactness,” he said.

This new Unmanned Aircraft System can convey various weapons and can move to an elevation of 5,000 meters (15,000 feet), as indicated by state TV.

“This unmanned aerial vehicle is fit for hitting targets a long way from the nation’s outskirts and undertaking air guard from the foe’s domain,” said Sabahifard.


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