Sunday, September 29, 2013

Iran To Manufacture Shahed 129 Drone

Jerusalem Post
September 29, 2013
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By Jerusalem Post staff
Iran announced on Friday it will start mass producing a new unmanned drone with missile and bombing capabilities, Iranian press reported.
According to Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Shahed 129 “can hit and destroy targets from a far distance with its Sadid [Iron Strong] missiles.”
It can carry eight such Sadid missiles at the same time, and hit both stationary and mobile targets up to 1,700 km. away, according to reports on Iran’s Press TV.
The unmanned aerial vehicle can fly for 24 hours and is designed for both reconnaissance and combat missions, Jafari said in September 2012, when the drone was first unveiled.
The drone, Press TV reported, has monitoring capabilities of a 200-km. radius.

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