SOURCE:  Air Recognition

Iran unveiled its first home-made wide-body drone with a jet engine in an exhibition held by Armed Forces in Tehran. The Iranian Armed Forces indeed showcased their latest achievements and products, including new drones and weapons, in “Eqtedar 40” exhibition on January 30 in Tehran.

The Iranian experts have omitted hydraulic system in the plane and replaced it with electromechanical operators. The J33 engine has also been replaced with J85 engine which is more powerful and displayed more proper operational capabilities.

The drone is able to send information obtained by sensors to the automatic pilot system and uses INS/GPS navigation system. The Iranian-made plane also enjoys capabilities to send high-quality images to the earth.

This newly indigenous developed drone named Kaman 12 has a flight durability of 10 hours, can reach 200km speeds, an operational radius of 1,000km and is capable to carry 100kg of cargos.