Iranian-made Ababil-3 Swallow-3 drone is now equipped with night vision capability 0207143
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Iranian-made Ababil-3 (Swallow-3)
|Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:20 AM|
Iranian-made Ababil-3 Swallow-3 drone is now equipped with night vision capability.
Iran's hi-tech drone, Ababil-3 (Swallow-3), is capable of flying a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour and enjoys a night vision capability, enabling it to take image and footage as it is flying over targets day and night. The drone has a flying range of 100 kilometers and a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
Iranian-made Ababil-3 (Swallow-3) drone
Ababil-3 can fly to a ceiling of 5,000 meters and enjoys a high photography and imaging technology.
Iran has recently made giant advancements in aerospace industries, specially in designing and manufacturing pilotless drones.
In September 2012, Iran announced that it has started using UAVs in its air defense units as part of its broader plans for strengthening the country's air defense capability.
In December 2013, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the IRGC is capable of mounting guided missiles and bombs on its drones.
“We have recently acquired the capability to mount guided and precision-targeting missiles with pinpointing capability and bombs on drones, which is actually among branches of advanced hi-tech in this field,” Jafari told reporters in Tehran in December.
He referred to Iran’s latest achievements in building drones, and said, “Our latest achievement in this regard is a drone which can fly for 30 hours and high-speed engines can increase its range.”