Iran displays two reconnaissance drones at Eurasia 2018, Turkey

Both drones - "Yasir" and "Bina" - are displayed in the Iranian governmental institutions' booth during the Eurasia 2018 airshow which is underway in Antalya from April 25 to 28.

Iran displays two reconnaissance drones at Eurasia 2018 Turkey

Iran displays two of its hi-tech reconnaissance drones, Yasir and Bina, at Eurasia 2018 Airshow in Antalya, Turkey. (Picture source: FARS)

Iran announced in 2013 that its reconnaissance and combat drone, called Yasir, benefots from a radar-evading capability and a 360-degree imaging system. "The Yasir drone was designed for air reconnaissance operations, given its dimensions, its structure type, and the type of loads it carries," Commander of the Iranian Ground Force's Vali-e Asr Drone Group, Colonel Reza Khaki, told at the time.

Elaborating on the specifications of the drone, he said that Yasir can fly during 7 to 10 hours, perform 360-degree imaging, take off from any place and land in any place. It’s a mobile portable system. Its remote-control system can be installed on a tripod or a vehicle to move from one place to another. Its maximum operating altitude varies from 11,000 to 15,000 fee. Its shape, the special material and its small dimensions make it radar-evading.

Asked if the drone enjoys a black box, Khaki said "The ground control station acts as a black box and it monitors the plane from the moment it takes off till it lands and saves its information."

Yasir” is an Iranian unlicensed copy of the Boeing ScanEagle drone. “Bina” is a silent drone developed by the Iranian experts which has one-hour flight endurance and can fly a 10km-distance at a 350-m altitude and a 75-km/h speed. It is the first time that Iran displays Bina in an international exhibition.