26 Ekim 2013 Cumartesi
Iran designs and manufactures new type of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle named Shahed 129
October 17, 2013
Iranian researchers designed and manufactured a new type of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) named Shahed 129 which can be used for surveillance, imaging, and defense missions. The project manager, Seyed Mohammad Mavaei, said the aircraft, developed by Iranian students and academics from Kermanshah University of Technology in Western Iran, has an exceptional degree of autonomy and flight endurance.
Earlier this month, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami announced that Iran has produced a new UAV that can fly 24 hours non-stop.
The commander added that Iran's new unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Shahed 129 enjoys a very long flight time and a high Maximum Operating Altitude.
"The drone, Shahed 129, which enjoys high flying duration can fly for 24 hours non-stop and without any need to refueling and is also able to fire rockets at targets with a high precision capability," Salami told FNA.
"It also enjoys unique aviation depth, high technical capabilities and a relatively high flight duration and Maximum Operating Altitude," Salami added.
He said that the drone means the emergence of a new aviation capability for Iran to break the monopoly of the major powers in the sky.