Exciting news from Iran: Armed drones now being mass produced

Exciting news from Iran: Armed drones now being mass produced
View of Iranian drone from Iranian army promo video. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – Take the claims of superlative precision capability with a grain of salt.  But it’s well within Iran’s ability to pack a bomb on a drone and fly it around to ruin your day with.]

Iran announced on Monday that it has begun mass-producing a new weaponized drone that carries smart bombs capable of precision strikes, according to the Islamic Republic’s military leaders.

Iran, which has engaged in a massive military buildup since receiving billions of dollars in cash windfalls as a result of the landmark nuclear deal, says that these advanced new drones will be delivered to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC…

The new drones, dubbed the Mohajer 6, are “equipped with the smart Qa’em precision-striking bombs and different electro-optical explorers and different warheads, [and] can trace, intercept and destroy the target,” Iranian Defense Minister and Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Monday during a speech celebrating the new weaponry.

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