The Iranian army has received the first batch of the country-made Mohajer-6 ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) drone capable of carrying two precision-guided bombs.
The Iran Army Ground Forces, on Wednesday, received the drones, previously used only by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mehr news agency reported.
“With the deployment of these unmanned aerial vehicles, any threat to the Iranian borders and even beyond the borders, will be identified, tracked down and removed before it could even take form,” said Brigade General Shahram Hassannejad, head of Ground Forces drone unit.
“It is designed primarily for surveillance and reconnaissance missions,” Hassannejad added.
The Mohajer 6 was first unveiled in April 2017 and entered production in 2018. The drones are manufactured in cooperation with Iranian Army, Defense Ministry and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO).
The drone complements the Shahed-129 unmanned combat aerial vehicle. It features high-altitude flight endurance and the ability to operate at far distances.
“Drone Mohajer-6, equipped with the smart Qa’em precision-striking bombs and different electro-optical explorers and different warheads, can trace, intercept and destroy the target,” Amir Hatami, defense Minister of Iran was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency last year.
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