New version of Iranian Mohajer 6 UAV expected soon
The commander of the IRGC's UAV unit announced they will acquire Fotros UAVs. The Fotros is developed by the Ministry of Defense's aerospace organization and has an endurance of up to 30 hours, a maximum flight ceiling of 25,000 feet, and an operating range up to 2,000 kilometers. It is also reported that the new Mohajer 6 model will have an improved engine and an automatic landing and take-off system.
Mohajer 6 combat UAV (Picture source: Tasnim)
The Qods Mohajer is an Iranian single-engine tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) built by the Qods Aviation Industry Company in four main variants from the 1980s to the present day. The Mohajer family is primarily used for reconnaissance and is among the most mature and well-known Iranian UAVs. The Mohajer-1 was used during the Iran–Iraq War for battlefield surveillance. The Mohajer-2 was developed in the 1990s with improved avionics and range. It remains in service today. The Mohajer-4 is another evolutionary improvement with again improved range, endurance, and surveillance.
The last major variant, the Mohajer-6, is a combat/attack UAV that carries two munitions. The Mohajer is used by both the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). It has been exported to Iranian allies in the Middle East and has been used in the Syrian and Iraqi civil wars. In addition, the Mohajer-2 is license-built in Venezuela as the Arpia.
Fotros combat UAV (Picture source: Mizan)