TEHRAN (XINHUA) – The Iranian military concluded a two-day drill of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) yesterday, the drill’ spokesman Mahmoud Mousavi told state TV.
During the drill, various combat drones, including Kaman, Mohajer, Ababil, Karrar and Bavar, used homegrown Qa’em bombs, Almas missiles and MK-82 bombs to destroy targets, including command and control centres, fuel tanks, ammunition depots, and radar and missile systems, said Mousavi.
On the first day of the drill, the UAVs manufactured by the Iranian army and the Defence Ministry successfully carried out reconnaissance and monitoring missions in border areas and in international waters. On the second day, actual weapons were used in combat training exercises, said Mousavi.
Speaking to the IRIB news agency on Tuesday, Mousavi said over 150 drones, including underground ones, would be tested in the drills.
Omid (Hope) stealth drone and the Karrar-class UAV, both capable of being equipped with different kinds of bombs and rockets, would be among the UAVs to be assessed in the exercises, he added.