Al-Jazeera Report on Iranian Military UAVs: They Monitor Iranian Airspace and Enemy Navies




Published on Dec 31, 2019

On December 19, 2018, Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) aired a report on military UAVs manufactured in Iran. The reporter explained that the UAVs constitute a new kind of aerial fleet that does not have the technological complications of modern aviation. Dawoud Najafi-pour of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization said that Iran is ranked fifth in the world in manufacturing UAVs, which he said is a completely local capability. The reporter also said that the UAVs are being incorporated into Iran's military strategy for missions that might prove difficult for traditional aircraft, and that the UAVs are used to monitor Iranian airspace and enemy naval fleets. He also said that the UAVs may enter combat service, and that they were used to strike ISIS headquarters in Syria and Kurdish opposition headquarters in Iraq.