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Iran to unveil new unmanned aircraft

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TEHRAN (BNS): Iran will unveil a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called A1 which has high capabilities and versatile features, according to a news report.

Iranian Press TV quoting Mehdi Iraji, the aeronautics engineer in charge of the project said, the aircraft has a maximum flight ceiling of 10,000 feet (3,000 metres).

The home-made UAV is capable of travelling for at least two hours carrying a 5-kilogram (11-pound) payload, he said.

The aircraft is equipped with sound, chemicals and colour recognition systems, as well as other sensors and has high flight duration, enabling it to keep maritime areas under surveillance via optical and radar subsystems

The remote-controlled UAV, powered by a two-bladed pusher propeller, can be launched from either a rail mounted on the back of a truck or by a rocket launcher system on a ship, it said.

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