Iran has in its possession UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) which are far more advanced than the one which Hezbollah recently sent into Israel, Iran’s Defense Minister was quoted as saying by a local newspaper.
“Definitely, the technology of the drone (nicknamed Ayoub) which recently flew into the Quds (Jerusalem) occupier regime by the Lebanese resistance movement and amazed the enemies is not the newest Iranian technology,” Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said, according to a report by the Tehran Times.
A Hezbollah aircraft drone penetrated hundreds of kilometers into Israeli airspace on October 6, close to the Dimona nuclear plant, without being detected by advanced Israeli and U.S. radar systems.
Israel had made a lot of publicity over its Iron Dome air defense shield, Vahidi said, but the infiltration of the drone into the country proved scandalous for Tel Aviv.
In a previous statement to the Iranian TV, Vahidi said that Israel “was defeated in this respect and it can no longer bully Islamic nations.”
Meanwhile, Iran’s regular army concluded a two-day ground and air military exercise this week aimed at upgrading its combat readiness and increasing its deterrence against possible attacks.
State TV says the drills involve forces in a wide region in western Iran near the Iraqi border. It showed troops parachuting from helicopters near the towns of Sarpol-e Zahab and Qasr-e Shirin, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) west of Tehran.
Source: Al Arabiya; AP; Tehran Times