An Iranian missile during the annual military parade, Tehran, Iran, Sept. 22, 2023. (Reuters Photo)
In a spectacular display of military innovation, Iran unveiled a range of advanced drones during the anniversary parade.
Iran showcased its formidable military capabilities in a grand parade, featuring what they claim to be "the world's longest-range drone" along with a display of ballistic and hypersonic missiles.
This event on Friday, broadcast live and widely reported by Iranian state media, serves as a demonstration of Iran's military prowess and technological advancements.
These drones, named Mohajer, Shahed, and Arash, drew significant attention. Notably, the star of the show was the Mohajer-10 drone, which Iran had announced last month.
Our forces ensure security in the region and the Persian Gulf,” President Ebrahim Raisi said at Friday’s parade in the capital Tehran. "We can teach the people of the region that resistance is today’s way. What forces the enemy to retreat is not submission and wavering, but resistance.”
This cutting-edge drone boasts an enhanced flight range, extended duration of operation, and a substantially larger payload compared to its predecessors.
The Mohajer-10 drone showcased prominently during the parade, is a testament to Iran's technological advancements in unmanned aerial vehicles. With an operational range of 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) and an impressive endurance of up to 24 hours, this drone significantly expands Iran's surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
Moreover, it boasts a payload capacity of 300 kilograms (661 pounds), doubling the capacity of the earlier Mohajer-6 drone.