Iran's Bina tactical UAV displayed at ADEX 2018

A few months after having been showcased at the Eurasia Airshow in Antalya, Turkey, the Iran-made Bina was presented this week at the 3rd edition of the Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition, held in Baku.

Bina drone Iran at ADEX 2018
Qods Aviation Industries' Bina tactical UAV at ADEX 2018
(Picture source Army Recognition)

If the Bina adopts a layout mostly similar to existing UAVs developed in other countries, it seems to have been fully developed by Iranian engineers.

"Bina is designed as a reconnaissance and surveillance UAV system. This system can carry out different missions such as: real time video imaging and reconnaissance and battlefield surveillance for covering various targets on ground", says Qods Aviation Industries.

The Bina has a wingspan of 2 meters, a length of 1.65 meters. It features a MTOW of around 5 kg. This "low cost UAV" is operated by a sole soldier through a portable control station. It also features auto take-off and landing capability.

Bina has one-hour flight endurance and can fly a 10km-distance at a 350-m altitude and a 75-km/h maximum speed. It is the first time that Iran displays Bina in an international exhibition.