South Asia and Beyond

Iran Unveils Long Range Drone ‘Gaza’

Iran has unveiled an indigenously built long range combat drone, calling it ‘Gaza’ to honour Palestinians’ struggle against Israel, according to state media. The drone has a range of 2000 kilometres, can fly for 35 hours and carry 13 bombs and 500 kg of electronic equipment, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said.

At a ceremony attended by IRGC’s Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami, two other pieces of defence hardware made in Iran were also displayed: a surface-to-air missile system called ‘9-Day’ and a ‘Quds’ radar system.