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Tehran unveils drone with range to hit Israel

The Mohajer-10 UAV has an operational radius of 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometers).

The Iranian-made Mohajer-10 drone unveiled on Aug. 22, 2023. Source: X.
The Iranian-made Mohajer-10 drone unveiled on Aug. 22, 2023. Source: X.

Iran on Tuesday put on public display an advanced domestic-manufactured drone capable of reaching Israel, state media reported.

The Mohajer-10 UAV has an operational radius of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) and the ability to stay airborne for 24 hours at an altitude of around 23,000 feet (7,000 meters), according to the report. Tehran and Jerusalem are 969 miles (1,559 kilometers) apart as the crow flies.

Tehran’s clerical regime has repeatedly threatened the Jewish state and Iranian media displayed the drone along with other military hardware with the text “Prepare your shelters” in Hebrew and Persian, according to Reuters.

The drone was displayed publicly as part of Defense Industry Day in the presence of President Ebrahim Raisi.

According to the semi-official Mehr News Agency, the drone can carry a payload of 300 kilograms (661 pounds) and a maximum speed of some 210 kilometers per hour (130 miles per hour). It has “the ability to carry all kinds of ammunition and bombs and is equipped with electronic warfare and intelligence systems.”

The Arman-1 guided air-launched bomb was also unveiled at Tuesday’s event.

Reuters reported that on Monday an Iranian delegation landed in Moscow to discuss ground forces cooperation between the two militaries. Tehran has been accused of selling drones to Russia in its assault on Ukrainian territory, an accusation that Iran has denied.

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