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Experts reflect on Chinese and Iranian UAV milestones

26th November 2013 - 09:28 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The sovereignty of Western UAV development has been challenged this week, as details emerge regarding latest developments in Chinese and Iranian systems.

Media reports coming out of Iran have revealed the development of a new UAV which bears a striking resemblance to the Israeli Heron aircraft. Elsewhere, it has been reported that China has conducted the first flight test of its ‘Sharp Sword’ UCAV.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Iranian defence minister, Mohammad Dehgan, unveiled ‘Fotros’- the largest indigenous strategic platform to date- on 19 November.

It is claimed that Fotros will be able to reach an

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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