Iran Unveils Drone Flight Simulator
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A home-made flight simulator system, compatible with different types of Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs), was unveiled at an international aviation exhibition in southern Iran on Wednesday.
The homegrown device was put on display at the 7th edition of Iran's International Exhibition of Aviation and Aerospace Industries held on the Persian Gulf island of Kish.
Four of such simulators have been manufactured by Iran’s Aviation Industries Organization, an official said.
The new product is specifically helpful in training students in pilot courses.
The one unveiled in the exhibition has been configured to simulate flight conditions of the indigenous Ababil 3 drone.
Ababil 3 is a pilotless aircraft which can be used for military, research, environmental and trade purposes.
The drone can reach altitudes as high as 15,000 feet and has a flight endurance of 8 hours. It was first used in a military aerial exercise back in December 2013.
The Islamic Republic is now in possession of a broad range of UAVs which can be used for both civilian and military purposes.