Iran's Hamasseh UAV makes debuts during military drills

World Defense & Security News - Iran
Iran's Hamasseh UAV makes debuts during military drills
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has launched large-scale security drills in the country’s southeast featuring the first operational surveillance flight of its indigenous Hamasseh drone. The maneuvers, codenamed The Great Prophet (PBUH), started out in Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province on Tuesday. The area covered by the drills was being monitored by 10 reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles.
Iran Hamasseh UAV makes debut during military drills 640 001Iran's new Hamasseh drone made debuts during "The Great Prophet" military drills
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The 10 aircraft deployed for the drills included the Hamasseh (Epic), which was being deployed as part of military maneuvers for the first time since being unveiled two years ago. The drone is capable of carrying out surveillance, reconnaissance, and strike missions simultaneously and can do long flights at high altitude.

It was being flown together with the IRGC’s Mohajer (Migrant), Ababil, Shahed (Observer) drones.

Unveiled on May 9, 2013, the Hamasseh is a High Altitude Low Endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle probably capable of carrying two 107mm rockets and what seems to be an electronic payload.