Iran unveiled its new strategic UAV. The biggest domestic drone to date.

At a ceremony held in Tehran and attented by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, Iran has unveiled a new stratetic UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) dubbed “Fotros”.

The new drone, is “the biggest unmanned strategic plane in the country that enjoys special capabilities,” according to FARS News Agency.

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Built by Defense Ministry’s Air Industries “Fotros”, that has an endurance of 30 hours and can fly for more than 2,000km non-stop, has a nose section extremely similar to the one of the General Atomics Predator and a twin tail boom typical of the made-in-Iran Mohajer drones family.

Noteworthy, the drone showcased in Iran carried air-to-surface missiles with yellow labels (usually meaning with live warheads).

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