Iran on Tuesday announced plans to equip its advanced home-made drones with indigenized jet engines.
“Most of our drones are equipped with piston engines while we need drones with jet engines,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told reporters in Tehran today.

“The production of such (jet) engines is on our agenda,” he added.Iran has recently made giant advancements in aerospace industries, specially in designing and manufacturing pilotless drones.

In November, Dehqan announced the production of a new drone in Iran, and underlined that the plane enjoys unique strategic capabilities, including 30-hour-long flight durability, and has been developed for combat and surveillance missions. […]