May 9, 2013
Iran has unveiled its latest indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a reconnaissance and combat drone dubbed Hamaseh.
The drone was unveiled on Thursday during a ceremony attended by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
“This drone has been built by defense industry experts and is simultaneously capable of surveillance, reconnaissance and missile and rocket attacks,” Vahidi said on the sidelines of the ceremony.
“This aircraft with its stealth quality can avoid detection by the enemy,” he added.
High altitude and long flight range are two other distinguishing features of the new Iranian UAV.
Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector in recent years and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.