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Iran unveils Kian high precision UCAV


Iran unveiled the "Kian", a new high-precision drone that can locate and attack targets far from the country's borders, according to officials.


Iran unveil Kian high precision UCAV Kian UCAV (Picture source: MEHR)


“Kian”, new generation of homegrown jet-powered drone, was unveiled in a ceremony on Sunday with Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard in attendance.

During the unveiling ceremony, General Sabahifard said, “The combat and defense drone has been developed in two versions and is aimed for conducting long reconnaissance and surveillance missions”. “By developing drone capabilities, the advanced drone ‘Kian’ will upgrade air defense capacity of Air Defense Force,” he added.

General Sabahifard has also noted that “Kian” has been fully designed and developed by Iranian experts and technicians within a one-year period. “The unmanned vehicle can hit targets way beyond the country’s borders and can start its defensive mission on enemies' soil,” he said.

The UCAVcan carry different munitions and can climb to an altitude of 5,000 meters (15,000 feet), according to state television.