New strike drone, air defense system unveiled: Iran MoD
Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics unveil four new military achievements at the Defense Industry Week exhibition.
The Iranian Defense Ministry presented new defense industry achievements, including a strike drone and an air defense system, at the Defense Industry Week exhibition in Tehran in the presence of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
The Ministry unveiled a cruise UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) called Ababil, which is equipped with an optical seeker and a warhead capable of catching different targets, transmitting their image in real time and eventually destroying them, according to the news agency.
The Ministry also presented an air defense system to protect vessels by combating aerial targets at low altitudes, named after the commander of Al-Quds Force, martyr Qassem Soleimani who was assassinated in Iraq by a US attack, IRNA indicated, noting that the point defense weapon is equipped with two missiles with heat seekers and a multi-barrel machine gun.
According to the Iranian news agency, the Defense Ministry also unveiled the laser weapon system called Zoheir, which is equipped with a video tracker to disrupt the performance of image sensors installed on enemy flying objects and is capable of countering air conductors using high-power lasers.
In addition, the 925-kilogram (2,000 pounds) Yasin 400 cruise bomb was demonstrated at the exhibition for the first time, IRNA highlighted, explaining that the advantage of this bomb is its large volume of explosives, leading to greater destruction.
Despite harsh unilateral sanctions imposed by the US and the West, the Islamic Republic has been able to enhance its military capabilities and technology using domestic materials and with the help of its scientists.