Iran inaugurated the production line of a type of tactical drones named Mohajer 6 with the capability to carry smart bombs with high precision-striking power, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Drone Mohajer 6, equipped with the smart Qa’em precision-striking bombs and different electro-optical explorers and different warheads, can trace, intercept and destroy the target,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, addressing a ceremony to inaugurate the production line of Mohajer 6 which was also attended by Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour in Tehran.
He added that Qa’em can destroy different fixed and mobile targets in day and night missions and can infiltrate various types of installations and facilities.
General Hatami also added that Mohajer 6 is able to conduct different reconnaissance, patrolling and combat missions in distanced areas and enjoys high flight endurance.
The new drone will be delivered to the IRGC Ground Forces.
In relevant remarks in 2014, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underlined the country’s capabilities in building different types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and said the range of Iran-made drones has increased to 3,000km.
Hajizadeh referred to the country’s first drone, Mohajer saying it could fly 3,000km since the beginning.
“But today, the operational range of all the different types of (home-made) drones used for different missions has also increased to 3,000km which is means a major step in the self-sufficiency of our defense industries,” he added.
The Islamic Republic has so far unveiled various domestically produced drones, including Ababil, Fotros, Hazem, Karrar (long range attack drone), Mohajer, Sarir, Shahed 129, Yasir and Zohal.