Iranian long-range drone Karrar 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Vahidreza Alaii)
Iran announced on Friday it will start mass producing a new unmanned drone with
missile and bombing capabilities, Iranian press reported.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Shahed 129
“can hit and destroy targets from a far distance with its Sadid [Iron- Strong]
It can carry eight such Sadid missiles at the same time, and
hit both stationary and mobile targets up to 1,700 km. away, according to
reports on Iran’s Press TV.
The unmanned aerial vehicle can fly for 24
hours and is designed for both reconnaissance and combat missions, Jafari said
in September 2012, when the drone was first unveiled.
The drone, Press TV
reported, has monitoring capabilities of a 200-km. radius.