Iran Uses Bomber Drones for First Time in Military Drills
An Iranian national flag flies from a flagpole in a residential district of Tehran, Iran. (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Iran Uses Bomber Drones for First Time in Military Drills

Iran’s military used bomb-laden drones for the first time during army exercises, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The Iranian-made unmanned aircraft, named Karrar, dropped 500-pound (227-kilogram) bombs on ground targets during drills in the central province of Esfahan, IRNA said on Tuesday, quoting army spokesman Brigadier General Farhad Goudarzi.

Until now the bombs were carried by F-4 and F-5 fighter jets, he added.

Iran Says Intercepted U.S. Aircraft in Military Exercise

In September, Iran said a Karrar drone was used to intercept U.S. aircraft that entered Iran’s air defense zone during military exercises in the Persian Gulf.

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