IRGC Unveils New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Gaza Drone

  May 22, 2021   News ID 2517
IRGC Unveils New Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Gaza Drone
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps unveiled three strategic products, including a super heavy drone, an air defense missile system and a radar system.

SAEDNEWS, Tehran: “Gaza" drone, “9th of Dey” surface-to-air missile system and "Qods" radar system were the three strategic products unveiled by IRGC on Friday during a ceremony attended by IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami and IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

The wide-body drone (Gaza) is a new defense achievement made by the experts in IRGC that can carry out various surveillance, combat, reconnaissance missions with a flight duration of 35 hours.

“This drone is capable of carrying 13 bombs in a range of over 2,000 kilometers in combat missions, as well as carrying 500 kilograms of various reconnaissance and signal equipment,” General Hajizadeh said.

“Joining of Gaza drone to the IRGC Air Force UAV fleet will promote the capability of the IRGC to counter enemy threats,” he added.

The commander noted that in addition to military and defense usages, Gaza drone can carry out missions in monitoring forests, rescue operations and providing assistance in natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.

“The 100% domestically manufactured surface-to-air missile system "9th of Dey" has the capability to confront and destroy a variety of threats at close range such as cruise missiles, aircraft bombs, and UAVs,” he went on to say.

“The Qods radar system has the capability to be deployed and moved quickly,” Hajizadeh stated.

In a relevant event in April, the Iranian Army unveiled two newly-developed indigenized air defense systems, namely Zolfaqar and Majid with the capability to destroy cruise missiles.

The new defense systems unveiled on the occasion of the Army Day in Iran, have been installed on the home-made tactical vehicle Aras.

Zolfiqar is a low-altitude air defense system which consists of a mechanized shoulder-launched multi-launcher and Shahid Majid system includes an electro-optical fire control system and a dual-launcher. Both air defense systems are capable of destroying enemy targets flying in low altitudes, specially cruise missiles (Source: Fars News).