Iran unveiled its ‘suicide drone’ on Wednesday. The news was announced by the elite Revolutionary Guards saying that the Iranian suicide drone was capable of delivering explosives to both the sea and the land targets.
The Iranian military will primarily use the new suicide drone for maritime surveillance. The Tasnim news agency, considered pro-Guards, reported that the Mohajem 92 cannot carry missiles:
“[The suicide drone] has not been designed to be armed with missiles, but it can carry heavy payloads of explosives for combat missions to launch suicide attacks. Flying at a high cruising speed near the surface of the water, the aircraft can collide with the target and destroy it, either a vessel or an onshore command centre.”
The Iranian suicide drone can fly as low as half a meter above the water and can attain a speed of 250 kilometres per hour. The drone can go as high as 900 meters.
The news release only included images of the unmanned aerial vehicle on the ground. No video or pictures of the flying drone were released.
The report says that the drone can operate in both night and daytime conditions.
“It has an advanced military camera with the capability of being used at night and during the day, as well as the possibility of being used in damp sea conditions.”
Earlier in October, the Revolutionary Guards unveiled another attack drone named the Saegheh (Thunderbolt). The Iranians reverse engineered the Thunderbolt after the capture of the US Central Intelligence Agency RQ-170 Sentinel drone in December 2011.
Iran claimed that the US drone was taken over by the cyber warfare units and was landed safely while the US maintains that a technical problem caused the drone to crash. The images of the drone accompanied the announcement of the Thunderbolt, but no footage of the drone in flight was released.
Previously, Iran tested its first suicide drone in December 2014. Check out this video for more: