Iran Uses Bomber Drones for First Time in Military Drills
(Bloomberg) -- 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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