official: Iran plans to enhance drone capability

Head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) said that two models of semi-heavy and mid-size choppers, which can be used for military logistics and other purposes, will be unveiled in Iran’s International Aviation Industry Exhibition.

Iran will display its capabilities in four main areas in the Sixth International Aviation Industry Exhibition due to be held in the Persian Gulf island of Kish on December 10-14, Head of Iran’s Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Manouchehr Manteghi told reporters here in Tehran on Saturday.

Manouchehr Manteghi further elaborated that the first area is “technology market” which will be presented for the first time in the exhibition; another capability area is related to the manufacturing of aircraft parts which can be achieved with the help of Aviation organization; the third area is the ability to produce some of the products; and the last one is for Aviation services, including reconstructing, upgrading, overhauling the planes.

Due to the confidentiality of military UAVs, non-military, commercial and reconnaissance drones will be unveiled in this exhibition among them are two models of semi-heavy and mid-size choppers, which can be used for military logistics and other purposes, Manteghi said.

He finally stated that we are looking to launch Aviation projects in Islamic countries. To this end, we will negotiate with the guests that are invited to participate in the exhibition. If negotiations are successful, Iran will be the main focus of these projects, he added.