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Iran makes drone with 24-hour flight capacity

Iran has produced an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV] with 24-hour non-stop flight capability, a senior official claimed.

‘Shahed 129, which can carry out combat and reconnaissance missions with its 24-hour nonstop flight capability, is IRGC’s latest achievement in this field,’ commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps [IRGC] Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted by Press TV as saying on Sunday.

Armed with missiles, which are also designed by the IRGC, the pilotless aircraft can target long-distance targets, said Jafari.

According to the report, Iran unveiled its first indigenous long-range drone, named Karrar, in August 2010.

The aircraft is capable of carrying a military payload of rockets to carry out bombing missions against ground targets, flying long distances at a very high speed, and gathering information.


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