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Iran Rolls Out 'Biggest Drone Yet'

Spy, combat drone has huge range, minister claims

(Newser) - Iran unveiled a new aircraft yesterday that it says is the biggest drone yet to be developed in the country, capable of staying aloft for up to 30 hours. Iran's defense minister Hossein Dehghan said the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros has a range of 1,250 miles. That... More »

New Subject in Iran Schools: Drone-Hunting

High school students may learn how to bring down drones

(Newser) - Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards paramilitary units plan to teach drone-hunting to high school students, an Iranian newspaper reported today. The report by pro-reform Etemad daily quoted Gen. Ali Fazli, acting commander of the Guard's Basij militia, as saying the new program will be taught as part of a... More »

Iran Now Claims It Pulled Spy Data From Drone

Airs footage of drone, but US still denies it was captured

(Newser) - Fresh claims from Iran, and more denial from the US: Iran today announced it has "fully extracted" data from the drone it reports having captured , and says that data proves the drone was spying on Iranian military and petroleum terminals where the country transfers its oil, Reuters reports. In... More »

Iran: We've Got a Fancy New Drone

Tehran claims it's testing craft capable of vertical takeoff

(Newser) - Iran has been making increasing noises about its drone program, and Tehran's latest sabre-rattling says that it now has an advanced drone that can take off vertically, ie, without a runway. As Reuters reports by way of Iranian state media, a lead researcher claimed that the drone would be... More »

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