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Defense minister hails Iran’s progress in military geography

28 August 2016 9:33

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Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the great achievements of local experts in military geography and cartographic sciences, after unveiling a number of homegrown defense-related products, including a satellite tracking software.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday, Dehqan unveiled seven new products, developed by local experts and used for aerial imaging or space programs.

One of the major products was a homegrown software for precise orbit determination of satellites, which he said can detect the position of local satellites in space or intercept unidentified ones.

The other new products included an unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities, three-dimensional topographic maps, and a number of other software and models.

As regard the Iranian drone, dubbed Roham, Dehqan said it can receive photogrammetry (mapping from aerial photographs) data, fly and hover over sea or mountainous and forested areas, land on and take off from any location, monitor a specific target at low altitudes and patrol an area at a high speed.

Iran is now in possession of a broad range of UAVs which can be used for both civilian and military purposes.

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