Key point: Tehran has its own drones, but they aren't as good as America's.
TEHRAN – Iran has unveiled the Kia high-precision drone that can locate and attack targets far from the country's borders, according to officials. Al Jazeera News reports. Continue reading original article
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
9 Sept. 2019 -- Iranian Brig. Gen. Alireza Sabahifard displayed the unmanned aerial vehicle (unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)) at a ceremony in the capital, Tehran, saying it can fly more than 620 miles and climb to an altitude of 16,000 feet, according to state media.
The jet-propelled drone comes in two models capable of surveillance and reconnaissance missions and continuous flight for precision missions.
The unveiling of the drone comes at a time of mounting tensions with the United States, which have escalated since last year when US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal signed between Iran and world powers.