Commander: IRGC ground forces equipped with modern reconnaissance, combat drones

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour those of his border control units are equipped with the most advanced reconnaissance and combat drones.

“Today, the IRGC Ground Forces have been equipped with the most modern reconnaissance and combat drones,” Pakpour told FNA on Sunday.

He also underlined the Iranian Armed Forces’ full control over the country’s borders, specially the Northwestern borders, and said, “Today, this region enjoys a full level of security and local people have contributed a major role in the establishment of this security.”

Iran has recently made giant advancements in aerospace industries, specially in designing and manufacturing pilotless drones.

In September 2012, Iran announced that it has started using UAVs for its air defense units as part of its broader plans for strengthening the country’s air defense capability.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion of the National Day of Air Defense here in Tehran on September 3, 2012, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran has equipped its air defense units with Haazem drones.

Haazem is a drone designed and manufactured by Iranian air defense experts in three short, mid and long range models and for air defense missions.

The drone can be used as a target for air defense systems and also for reconnaissance missions.

The UAV can also be equipped with missiles and used for aerial bombardments as well.

By Fars News Agency


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