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Iran tests armed drones and UAVs in unprecedented 'Towards Jerusalem' drill

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Mar 15, 2019 5:06 AM 1+ week ago

Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday launched a massive military exercise in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at testing and showcasing the capabilities of dozens of locally-made UAVs, including armed drones.

According to a report by the Iranian ISNA news agency, the exercise was the largest of it kind to ever take place in the country.

During the drill, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards' air force, claimed Iran had the largest armed UAV fleet in the region.

The drill tested dozens of RQ-170 UAVs, which were reportedly developed by Iran on the basis of a US Sentinel drone captured eight years ago.

It marked the first such exercise testing large numbers of drones in simulated combat situation, ISNA said.

Iran has "the biggest collection of captured or downed American and Israeli drones, including the US MQ1, MQ9, Shadow, ScanEagle, and RQ-170 as well as the Israeli regime's Hermes," Iran's Fars news reported.

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