Iran's IRGC unveils 'suicide drone'

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said Wednesday (October 26th) they had developed a "suicide drone" capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on land, AFP reported.

The new drone is primarily for maritime surveillance and "has not been designed to be armed with missiles", the Tasnim news agency, which is close to the IRGC, reported.

"(But) it can carry heavy payloads of explosives for combat missions to launch suicide attacks. 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."

Tasnim said the drone was designed to fly as low as half a metre above the water at a speed of around 250 kilometres per hour but could reach an altitude of 900 metres.

As with previous drone announcements by Iran, the news agency released photographs of the aircraft on the ground, but no footage of it flying.

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