Iran’s most sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) supposedly crashed during a test flight, and not during an operational mission over Pakistan, as initially claimed.

On 13 August the Iranian Young Journalists Club (YJC) cited the governor of Konarak county in the south of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province as saying that the UAV crashed near a village during testing two days earlier. Konarak is the home of the airport that serves the port city of Chabahar and an associated airbase.

The YJC did not identify the UAV, but published photographs showing a crashed Shahed-129. […]