President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled Iran’s first domestically-built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an “ambassador of death” to the country’s enemies.
The 4m-long drone aircraft can carry up to four cruise missiles and will have a range of 620 miles, according to a state TV report – but not far enough to reach arch-enemy Israel.
“The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship,” Mr Ahmadinejad said at the inauguration ceremony in Tehran.
The goal of the aircraft, named Karrar or striker, was to keep the enemy paralysed in its bases, he said, adding that the aircraft was for deterrence and defensive purposes. Full Report.