Salami unveils new combat drone with 7,000 km range
As Iran unveils homegrown recombinant Noora vaccine for COVID-19, Major General Hossein Salami reveals a new combat drone with a range of up to 7,000 km.
Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami stated that Iran has resolved to be among the first countries in the world in every phenomenon, noting that the "Revolutionary Guard" has a new combat drone with a range of up to 7,000km and can land anywhere.
“By the grace of God, we launch satellites now; we are a pioneer in nanotechnology; we have large unmanned aerial vehicles that travel 7,000 kilometers... We are a pioneer not only in military technologies but in many other fields,” he said.
Salami, speaking at an event in Tehran on Sunday to introduce a coronavirus vaccine produced by the IRGC, urged that the new vaccine, Noora, be given to other nations' unprivileged people.
The commander described the IRGC personnel as "men of hard days" who will break down any blockade with their technical and scientific activities.
He also chastised self-proclaimed proponents of democracy and progress for causing sick children to die due to sanctions.
The adversaries have plotted poverty, underdevelopment, disease, and disintegration against the Iranian country, which is why they have barred Iran from communicating with the rest of the world and blocked bank transactions to purchase medicine and vaccines; Major General Salami stated.
"We have resolved to be among the world's top countries in every field," General Salami said, citing Iran's progress in several sectors.
A nation that has been able to create such great honors at the height of the scientific, technical, economic and financial blockade is definitely a marvelous and exceptional nation," he concluded.
Besides, Iran's Revolutionary Guards revealed a new combat drone named Gaza in honor of Palestinians on May 21.
On his part, Major General Salami described the drone as "an immortal honor for people who today in (Gaza) stood against the Zionists' invasion and aggression."
The drone can carry 13 bombs while flying at over 35,000 feet at a speed of almost 350 kilometers per hour (200 mph) for 20 hours, he stressed.
Besides, Iranian leader Ali Khamenei received a dose of the COVIran Barakat vaccine, approved by the Iranian health ministry on June 13.