TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday unveiled a homegrown Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities used for aerial photography.
The Iranian drone, dubbed Roham, was unveiled along with six other defense-related products at a ceremony held on the occasion of the Government’s Week.
Roham has been developed for taking aerial photographs over difficult terrains, where landing and take-off is impossible for other types of aircraft.
The drone, manufactured jointly by the Defense Ministry and local academic and research centers, can receive photogrammetry (mapping from aerial photographs) data, fly and hover over sea or mountainous and forested areas, land on and take off from any location, monitor a specific target at low altitudes and patrol an area at a high speed.
Iran is now in possession of a broad range of UAVs which can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
By Tasnim News Agency