Iran on Sunday unveiled a jet-propelled drone it mentioned is able to find and attacking targets removed from the nation’s borders with precision.
Dubbed the “Kian”, the unmanned aerial automobile was designed, produced and examined by consultants of the air defence power inside a few 12 months, mentioned the top of the power, Brigadier Common Alireza Sabahifard.
The drone is available in two fashions able to “surveillance and reconnaissance missions and steady flight for precision missions”, state information company IRNA quoted him as saying.
“This drone can undertake any drone missions we entrust it with… it may fly greater than 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) and discover its goal with precision,” he mentioned.
The newly launched UAV can carry completely different munitions and may climb to an altitude of 5,000 metres (15,000 toes), based on state tv.
“This unmanned plane is able to hitting targets removed from the nation’s borders and endeavor air defence from the enemy’s territory,” mentioned Brig-Gen Sabahifard.
The disclosing comes at a time of rising tensions with the USA, which have escalated since final 12 months when US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear cope with Iran and reimposed sanctions.
Iran shot down a US International Hawk drone with a surface-to-air missile in June for allegedly violating its airspace, an accusation the USA denies.