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.
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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It’s a static display, what did you expect? They did provide a video of the flight, so we can’t dismiss it as fake. Drones aren’t like fighters, the Iranians have shown that they’re fully capable of producing drones domestically, as have many nations in the world.
I’m usually a big skeptic at Iran’s so called “achievements” but commenters on here are grasping at straws to “prove” Iran wrong.
Actually it looks like a copied Heron https://theaviationist.com/2013/11/13/heron-hacked-afghanistan/
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This is nothing but a large scale R/C airplane they claim to be a drone. Watch it flex on landing. Does the gear even retract, doesn’t look like it. Seams and other joints are shoddy at best. These can’t even build a good fake.