Iran to unveil biggest strategic drone
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
Sun 17 Nov 2013 - 13:32
TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran plans to unveil the newest and biggest strategic drone built locally by experts of Iranian Defense Ministry on Monday.
The unveiling would come in a ceremony to be attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan.
The drone dubbed 'Fotros' (name of a divine angel) is the biggest strategic drone which enjoys special capabilities.
Iran has recently made giant advancements in aerospace industries, specially in designing and manufacturing pilotless drones.
In April, the Iranian Air Defense Force displayed its Sarir (Throne) drones on the occasion of the National Army Day.
Speaking to reporters at the time, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli stated that Sarir is a long-range, long-endurance radar evading air defense drone.
'Sarir is capable of carrying cameras and air-to-air missiles and tens of this UAV have so far been produced and used,' he added.
Also earlier this month, Iran displayed its most advanced UAV designed and manufactured by the country's engineers.
The stealth drone, named Hemaseh (Epic), was unveiled in a special ceremony in the presence of former Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
The ceremony was held on the sidelines of a conference to commemorate the defense ministry's martyrs.
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