Iran to Unveil Long-Range Naval Drones
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian Navy commander said the Navy is going to unveil unmanned aerial vehicles with long flight endurance.
In an interview with Tasnim, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Coordination Rear Admiral Hamze Ali Kaviani said the Navy needs drones with a long operational range, saying local experts have made great achievements in this regard and will soon unveil such aircraft.
He added that the Navy will also equip its combat drones with anti-vessel weapons.
The commander further said the country’s submarines have been furnished with cruise missiles, noting that they have successfully passed the tests for detection, interception and detonation of targets.
In a meeting with Navy commanders last week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised as “great and fabulous” the advances that Iranian military forces, the Navy in particular, have made since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, saying the Navy’s success in bringing into service homegrown vessels such as the Sahand destroyer or Fateh and Qadir submarines heralds more progress day after day.