Iran unveils long-range strike drone 'Mohajer-10'
Iran unveiled the Mohajer-10 drone during a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day on Tuesday.
The domestically-manufactured drone was put on display during a ceremony in Tehran in the presence of President Ebrahim Raeisi.
Mohajer-10 has a maximum flight duration of 24 hours at an altitude of 7,000 meters and an operational radius of 2,000 kilometers.
It also has a maximum fuel capacity of 450 liters and a maximum cargo weight of 300 kilograms.
Equipped with electronic warfare and intelligence systems, the unmanned aerial vehicle can fly at a maximum speed of 210 kilometers per hour and carry different kinds of ammunition and bombs.
Tuesday’s ceremony also saw the unveiling of Arman-1 guided air-launched bomb.
Meanwhile, President Raeisi ordered the joining of strategic "Khorramshahr" and "Haj Qassem" missiles to the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Speaking to the Tehran-based al-Alam Arabic language news network, Iran’s Army Chief Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi emphasized that despite sanctions, the country has been able to produce all the defense equipment required by the Armed Forces to protect borders.
IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza also said that “Today, we are proud of covering all the country’s needs for advanced equipment through reliance on the capabilities of our youth.”
Tangsiri further warned that the enemy will not be allowed to even think about an operation on Iranian soil.
Defense chief enumerates achievements
In a message marking the day, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani enumerated multiple achievements in the country’s defense sector over the past two years.
According to Ashtiani, Iranian experts have managed to reduce the ballistic missiles’ target miss to less than 35 meters and increase their range to 2,000 kilometers.
In air defense, he added, several systems have been developed in order to deal with low-altitude targets and cruise missiles.