Iran's IRGC equips ground troops with new homegrown drones-Xinhua


Iran's IRGC equips ground troops with new homegrown drones

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-02-20 22:22:45

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has equipped its ground force with two types of homegrown suicide and combat drones, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.

The "Shahed-131" suicide drones and "Ababil-5" combat drones had been handed over to the ground force to help them better monitor enemies and terrorist groups, the report said.

With a length and width of 2.6 meters and 2.2 meters respectively, the 135-kg Shahed-131 drone has an operational range of 900 km, according to Tasnim.

The Ababil-5 drone, meanwhile, is equipped with long wings enabling it to carry heavy payloads and a retractable anterior landing gear that improves the performance of its camera, Tasnim said.