How Iran became a drone power

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2020-06-23 05:18:44

In early 1991, a surprising windfall landed on Iran’s airbases. Scores of modern jets flew in from Iraq, fleeing the murderous coalition airstrikes on Saddam Hussein’s regime.

But the boon from Iran’s former nemesis was problematic because it could not get the spare parts or have the maintenance engineers to service them.

An Israeli Hermes UAV came down over the country then a few years later in 2011, an advanced CIA RQ170 Sentinel crashed over northern Iran. Both, along with other crashes, contributed to significantly to Iran’s drone programme.

In early 1991, a surprising windfall landed on Iran’s airbases. Scores of modern jets flew in from Iraq, fleeing the murderous coalition airstrikes on Saddam Hussein’s regime.

But the boon from Iran’s former nemesis was problematic because it could not get the spare parts or have the maintenance engineers to service them.

An Israeli Hermes UAV came down over the country then a few years later in 2011, an advanced CIA RQ170 Sentinel crashed over northern Iran. Both, along with other crashes, contributed to significantly to Iran’s drone programme.

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