The Iranian Revolutionary Guards allegedly announced that they had developed a “suicide drone” designed for stealth suicide missions against land and sea based targets, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.
The drone will deliver explosions to blow up the targets.
The UAV was designed for maritime surveillance, but can also carry missiles in addition to “heavy payloads of explosives for combat missions to launch suicide attacks,” Tasnim article reads.
“Flying at a high cruising speed near the surface of the water, the aircraft can collide with the target and destroy it, either a vessel or an onshore command centre.”
The UAV is allegedly capable of flying at very low altitudes to avoid detection, descending to about half a meter above water. The report adeed that the UAV can also be flown as high as 900 meters at a speed of around 250 kilometers per hour. The range is 1,000 kilometers.
By now, Tasnim has taken done the original article. Nonetheless, many media outlets have already reprinted photos and information.