Over 200 strategic drones added to the Iranian Army inventory
WANA (Apr 20) – Iran has made significant advances in the development of its drone industry in recent years. The country has been investing heavily in drone technology and has made significant strides in the design, development, and production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
In line with increasing the military power of the Iranian army, 200 strategic drones were delivered today.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army, Major General Mousavi, in the ceremony of handing over the strategic drones, emphasized that drones play a decisive role in wars and their diversity increases the commander’s decision-making power on the battlefield and said: “The power of the army’s drones ( Iran) is increasing both in terms of quantity and quality.
Iran’s army has had drones in the past, but in the past one or two years, this military capability has been discussed in the media.
Since the beginning of the war between Russia and Ukraine, there have been many accusations against Iran that Iran is selling drones to Russia or transferring this technology to Moscow.
This claim had become a controversial issue for months, but Iran never accepted such an accusation and demanded evidence from the claimants to prove this claim.
IRAN’S DRONE TECHNOLOGY
Iran’s drone industry has primarily been focused on military applications, with the Iranian military using drones for a range of purposes, including surveillance, reconnaissance, and attack missions.
There are claims that Iran has also been exporting its drone technology to other countries in the region, including Syria and Iraq, where Iranian-built drones have been used to carry out attacks against ISIS militants.
In addition to military applications, Iran has also been exploring the use of drones in other sectors, such as agriculture and transportation.
However, Iran’s drone program has also faced challenges and controversies. The United States has accused Iran of using drones to conduct surveillance and carry out attacks on U.S. military and civilian targets. The U.S. has also imposed sanctions on Iran’s drone industry, which has limited Iran’s ability to import components and technology for its drones.