Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IGRC) will be receiving the Fotros long endurance attack drone.
In an interview with Tasnim News Agency, Commander of the IRGC Ground Force’s Drone Division Colonel Akbar Karimloo said his forces will be receiving the Fotros drone from the Defense Ministry in the near future.
Following extensive meetings with the Defense Ministry and evaluation of features of the homegrown drone, the IRGC Ground Force’s Drone Division has decided to utilize Fotros in operational zones, he added.
The IRTC had earlier received the Mohajer-6, another advanced drone manufactured by the Defense Ministry, has greatly enhanced the IRGC Ground Force’s capabilities in patrol missions and combat operations along northwestern and southeastern borders.
The Fotros is the biggest strategic drone built in Iran. The Defense Ministry unveiled the high-tech UAV in November 2013.
It is not known if the drone, first unveiled in 2013 was in manufacture for the last 7 years or if it was ever used.
A Tweet from the Iranian Military today said the Fotros long-range multirole unmanned aircraft is undergoing final tests and will enter service with IRGC Ground Forces in the near future.
The Fotros has a length of 9 meters, endurance of 30 hours and a flight ceiling of 7320mm. It can carry 4 Sadid air-to-surface missiles as well as electro-optical-thermal sensors.