Iran, Strengthens Against US

Iran, Strengthens Against US 4 September, 2019

The tension between Iran and the US has been increasing since last year when US President Donald Trump withdrew unilaterally from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015. Looking for new defence solutions in the light of this tension, Iran introduced its new UCAV.  

Kian, new generation of homegrown jet-powered drone, was unveiled in a ceremony with Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard in attendance. Kian, a new high-precision drone that can locate and attack targets far from the country's borders, according to officials. During the unveiling ceremony, General Sabahifard said, “The combat and defence drone has been developed in two versions and is aimed for conducting long reconnaissance and surveillance missions”.  And he added: “By developing drone capabilities, the advanced drone ‘Kian’ will upgrade air defence capacity of Air Defence Force. This drone can undertake any drone missions we entrust it with. It can fly more than 1,000 km and find its target with precision”. The UCAV can carry different munitions and can climb to altitude of 5,000 meters, according to state television.

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