Tehran: The reconnaissance and strike drone is expected to increase Iran’s ground force surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, as well as provide the ability to conduct precision bomb strikes.
On Wednesday, the Iran Army Ground Forces received its first batch of domestically-produced Mohajer-6 drones, which were previously used only by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Mehr news agency reported.
Speaking at the ceremony, Brigade General Shahram Hassannejad, head of Ground Forces drone unit, said the delivery will begin a new era of extensive drone use in the operations of the Iran Army Ground Forces.
“With the deployment of these unmanned aerial vehicles, any threat to the Iranian borders and even beyond the borders, will be identified, tracked down and removed before it could even take form,” Hasannejad said.
He added that the drones are manufactured in cooperation with Iranian Army, Defense Ministry and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO).