Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that Iran plans to display a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) named Hazzem 3 in the near future.
Esmayeeli said on Wednesday that the Iranian Army is set to stage a massive military maneuver in the second half of the current Iranian year (started March 21).
He said that the Modafe’an-e Aseman-e Velayat 5 (Defenders of the Velayat Skies 5) drills will be held in the second half of this year.
“In this maneuver, the Haazem 3 drone will be unveiled. High capability in reconnaissance and aerial combat are among the features of this drone,” Esmayeeli said.
In relevant remarks in June, Esmayeeli announced that Iran plans to display a new drone with features and capabilities similar, but more advanced than the home-made Sarir (Throne) drones in the near future.
“The new drone named ‘Haazem 3’ enjoys the capabilities of Sarir and will be unveiled on September 1 (on the occasion of the Air Defense Day),” Esmayeeli told FNA at the time.
He further elaborated on the features and capabilities of Sarir, and said the UAV is capable of flying from all sides of its nose, enabling it to make sudden left to right moves.
He added that the drone also has a high capability in identifying and imaging targets.
Esmayeeli pointed to the missile ammunition of Sarir, and said, “These missiles enable Sarir to confront and combat multiple targets, including invading UAVs.”
In relevant remarks in April, Esmayeeli had informed the media that Sarir is a long-range, long-endurance radar evading air defense drone.