Iranian Navy unveils new domestic drone

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy has unveiled a new homegrown unmanned aerial vehicle to boost its combat power.

Dubbed Simorgh, the combat drone was displayed in a ceremony, attended by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, in the southeastern coastal city of Konarak, Sistan and Baluchestan province, on Saturday.

With a range of 1,500 kilometers and a service ceiling of 25,000 feet, It has a flight endurance of 24 hours.

According to Rear Admiral Khanzadi, Simorgh can be used for combat, reconnaissance, and tactical operations, and electronic warfare.

The drone can carry a payload of bombs and rockets or smart missiles and is designed to hit both fixed and mobile targets.

The unmanned aerial vehicle is the naval version of Shahed-129, a powerful combat drone that was mass-produced in 2013. Shahed-129 is now in service in the fight against drug traffickers and terrorists, patrol and reconnaissance missions along the territorial and sea borders, environmental operations, and for taking aerial images.


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