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23 May, Thursday


Iran’s IRGC holds massive drone drills in Persian Gulf region

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) holds offensive-combat drone exercises in the Persian Gulf region, involving dozens of RQ-170 stealth unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that Tehran has manufactured based on a model of a US Sentinel drone it captured unharmed in 2011.

The massive drills, dubbed ‘Towards al-Quds 1,’ were staged by the IRGC's Aerospace Division in the general range of the Persian Gulf, with senior military officials in attendance, Sepahnews reported on Thursday.

Different types of “offensive and combat” drones, including 10 Iran-built RQ-170s, took part in the maneuvers.

It is the first time that the Armed Forces test the performance of such a high number of offensive drones during a combat-offensive operation, which saw the aircraft fly simultaneously at a distance of over 1,000 kilometers from the hostile targets before approaching and striking them at a specific time.

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