In an interview with Tasnim, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force’s Drone Division Colonel Akbar Karimloo said that his forces will be receiving the Fotros drone from the Defense Ministry ‘in the near future’.
Following extensive meetings with the Defense Ministry and evaluation of features of the homegrown drone, the IRGC Ground Force’s Drone Division has decided to utilize Fotros in operational zones, he added.
The Fotros is a large multipurpose drone capable of engaging in reconnaissance and combat operations, with an operational range of up to 2,000 km and an endurance time of up to 30 hours.
The drone is said to have a 7,600 meter flight ceiling, and the ability to be armed with precision-guided air-to-surface missiles or anti-tank missiles.
The commander also noted that employment of Mohajer-6, another advanced drone manufactured by the Defense Ministry, has greatly enhanced the IRGC Ground Force’s capabilities in patrol missions and combat operations along northwestern and southeastern borders.
Fotros” (Petros or Peter) is the biggest strategic drone built in Iran.
The Defense Ministry unveiled the high-tech UAV in November 2013.
Source: Tasnim News Agency
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