Iran to build radar-evading drones operated by submarines

11:10, June 17, 2010      

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Head of Iran's Army Research Center Mohammad Sadri announced that Iran is intending to build new radar- evading drones that can be operated by its submarines, the local satellite Press TV reported on Wednesday.

"Due to their small sizes, these drones would be undetectable by radar systems," Sadri was quoted by the report as saying.

He attributed the radarproof feature of the drones to their physical characteristics and the material used in the bodies of the aircrafts, adding that such systems are generally designed for surveillance, reconnaissance and covert missions.

"Today the entire world is seeking to obtain drones with the capacity of being operated by a submarine or a vessel," said Sadri.

Military researches for the production of new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are underway, added Sadri.

Last August, Iran's air force commander Hassan Shahsafi said Iran had successfully tested its home-made drones, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Last June, Shahsafi announced that Iran has successfully tested a home-made radar-evading unmanned UAV with bombing capabilities.

Source: Xinhua

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