Shahed 129

Iranian Shahed-129 UAV Crashes

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 […]

Hezbollah Airstrip Revealed

Lebanon’s militant Shia group, Hezbollah, has constructed an airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley for its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an analysis of satellite images suggests. Located in a remote and sparsely populated area 10 km south of the town of Hermel and 18 km west of the Syrian border, the airstrip was built sometime […]

Iran Secretly Sending Drones and Supplies into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say

Iran is directing surveillance drones over Iraq from an airfield in Baghdad and is secretly supplying Iraq with tons of military equipment, supplies and other assistance, American officials said. Tehran has also deployed an intelligence unit there to intercept communications, the officials said. The secret Iranian programs are part of a broader effort by Tehran […]

Iran to Use Drones for Patrolling its Borders

Commander of the Iranian Border Guards Units General Hossein Zolfaqari underlined that his forces will soon use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to patrol the country’s borders. “We are in the process of signing contracts with the manufacturing companies to use drones for protecting the country’s borders,” Zolfaqari told reporters on Wednesday. General Zolfaqari also pointed […]

Iran Manufactures New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Researchers at the Technical and Vocational University of Tabriz in Iran, have developed an advanced reconnaissance drone, which can fly for 45 minutes at a 1750-meter altitude. The UAV is capable of taking photos while flying and sending them online to the control center, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported on May 29. The drone […]

Iranian Shahed 129 Drone Appears Over Damascus

A “Shahed 129″, type of drone based on the Israeli Hermes 450 model or the Watchkeeper 450 model, but larger than those types, was spotted over Syria on Apr. 10. The Shahed 129 is a remotely piloted vehicle claimed to have an endurance of 24 hours and an operative range up to 2,000 kilometers. Noteworthy, in […]