Isfahan (IP) - A large number of combat and reconnaissance drones manufactured by domestic defense industries delivered to Iran's Army on Saturday.

Iran Press/Iran News: Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami at a ceremony on the delivery of the unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones), said the Army is receiving three types of pilotless aircraft manufactured by indigenous defense industries, universities, and knowledge-based companies.

Regarding the capabilities of the drones, Hatami said they can carry out a broad range of operations for the Air Force and Air Defense, noting that the newly introduced drones can be employed both as target planes for the Air Defense missions and also in deception operations over the enemy’s air defense network.

Iran's Defense Minister stated that the new drones can be to do reconnaissance operations detecting hostile moves along the country’s borders within a remarkable range.

“As the drones have been equipped with various types of bombs and missiles, they can be utilized by the forces in combat missions too,” Brigadier General Hatami added.

The homegrown drones have a service ceiling of 40,000 to 45,000 feet and enjoy a proper operational range, he stated.

Iran's Defense Minister went on to say that the ‘Karrar’, ‘Ababil-3’ and versatile jet-engine drones can carry operations within a range of 1,500 kilometers.


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