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Iran builds reconnaissance multipurpose UAV

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9008-17873

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iranian scholars have built an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which can be used in different reconnaissance, imaging, military and non-military observation missions.

The Managing Director of the company built the vehicle Ehsan Rahmanian said, “The drone enjoys a high potentiality and can carry out various military and non-military missions including patrolling, reconnaissance and monitoring woods and pastures.”

“The drone is named “Shir Dal”. It is taken from a mythological creature in Persepolis with the body of a lion, head of an eagle and the ears of a horse,” Rahmanian told ISNA.

Saying the drone weighs 30 kg, he added, “It is completely unique and is build locally .We have built two of the kinds so far and for the time being we are in the stage of autopilot installing systems and the flight tests."

He said, "The drone is able to carry different imaging and information systems specified for the UAVs."

He added, “We are able to produce the vehicle in a vast number. We are willing to build them in larger sizes and in this regard we are signing contracts with different military and non-military centers.”

“The final cost for Shir Dal multipurpose UAVs would be about $ 50 thousands,” he continued.

Iran unveiled its first domestically-manufactured UAV named Karrar in on August 22, 2010.

The country also opened the production line of two domestically-built UAVs with bombing and reconnaissance capabilities on the same occasion.

Iran also successfully tested a home-made radar-evading UAV in June 2009.

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News Code: 9008-17873

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