According to the state-owned FARS News Agency, 188 Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been delivered to the naval force of the country’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
The delivery was made in a ceremony attended by IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Hossein Salami, who, in a speech, reiterated that Iran has grown stronger day by day and reached self-sufficiency in the production of various pieces of equipment and military hardware.
IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said in the ceremony that the new drones are able to take aerial photos of mobile and fixed naval targets during combat operations.
“The effects and signs of the influence of the [1979 Iran’s Islamic] Revolution … have generated power in areas as far as the East Mediterranean and North Africa, our enemies are unable to make any move amid this eruption of power of Jihad (war for the sake of God) in Islamic countries,” the IRGC commander added.
Also during the ceremony, Three new drones of Sepehrvertical take-off and landing (VTOL), Shahab-2, and Hodhod-4 VTOL were unveiled for the first time. According to the Rear Admiral, the three new drones can take off from naval vessels.
Mohajer-6 was another drone delivered to the force. It is an all-weather pilotless aircraft able to carry four missiles and having a range of 200 kilometers.
The other new products include two amphibious helicopters and four combat choppers armed with missiles.