Habibullah al-Sayyari, coordinator of the Iranian army, expressed his satisfaction at the opening of the first strategic base for unmanned aircraft at a military meeting held on June 23, 2023.
As reported by the Tehran Times, the event marks a step in Iran’s drone program and underscores the country’s commitment to strengthening its defense capabilities.
The newly opened drone base enhances Iran’s ability to monitor and gather intelligence.
By deploying advanced drones, Iran aims to strengthen its strategic position in the region and enhance its defense capabilities.
Iran’s drone program has made significant progress, resulting in the production of a wide range of advanced drones for a variety of purposes, including surveillance, reconnaissance, and combat missions.
In addition, Iran has developed a series of suicide drones with high accuracy and the ability to fly at low altitudes to avoid detection by radars.
Iran’s lineup of combat drones includes more than a dozen models equipped to engage land, sea and air targets before returning to base safely.
Iran has also displayed its drone capabilities through a variety of operations, including attacks on Saudi oil fields, targeting rebel groups in neighboring countries, and providing support to proxy militias.
The country is also exporting drone technology to neighboring countries, expanding its influence in the region.
The establishment of a strategic drone base in Iran reflects the country’s efforts to enhance its defense capabilities and expand its presence in the region.