The Iranian Army Ground Force on Monday unveiled a homegrown Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) used for jamming and deception operations.
Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan attended an exhibition in Tehran on Monday morning, held to display the latest achievements of the force’s experts.
One of the items on display was a specific drone used in electronic warfare. The pilotless aircraft enjoys a jamming system that emits radio signals to paralyze the enemy’s communication systems.
A number of other aircraft were also unveiled in the event, including drones equipped with imaging and laser systems used for disrupting the activity of enemy drones.
Iran is now in possession of a broad range of UAVs which can be used for both civilian and military purposes.
In December 2014, Iran’s Army Ground Force for the first time utilized a type of suicide drone in a large-scale military exercise.
The Army Ground Force stages a range of different war games each year, including specialized exercises using drones.
Pourdastan had announced earlier that the army units have been equipped with a specific type of advanced suicide drone capable of destroying both air and ground targets.