Iran unveils new missile-equipped drone


Iran has built a drone equipped with missiles to shoot down aircraft, according to the semi-official news agency Fars.

The drone “is equipped with home-made hi-tech air-based missiles,” according to the article, which also refers to equipping the UAV with “air defense missiles.”

“These new drones are capable of destroying different types of aircraft, including fighter jets, drones and helicopters,” said Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

Iran also unveiled the Sadeq 1, a UAV which allegedly flies at supersonic speeds and has a maximum altitude of 25,000 feet. “The Iran-made drone has been manufactured for testing radar and electronic systems and training assessments,” Fars said.

By MICHAEL PECK

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