Iran in possession of very advanced drones: Vahidi

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the radar-evading drone that recently penetrated deep into the Israeli airspace was not Iran’s most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

“The Islamic Republic of Iran currently has unmanned aerial vehicles with a technology by far more advanced than [that of] the drone recently flown by the resistance movement of Hezbollah in the Zionist regime’s airspace,” Vahidi said on Sunday.

The technology of Hezbollah’s Iranian-made drone was not definitely “Iran’s latest technology,” he said.

The Iranian minister emphasized that Hezbollah’s success in flying the drone over the occupied Palestinian territories shattered the delusional power of the Israeli regime and dealt a heavy blow to it.

Israel had spread enormous propaganda about its air defense system and Iron Dome but Hezbollah’s drone disgraced Tel Aviv, he pointed out.

The Iron Dome has been developed by Israel to counter short-range ballistic missiles and has been established with the financial support of the United States.

Hezbollah recently sent a radar-evading drone deep into the Israeli airspace.

The operation, code-named Hussein Ayub, saw Hezbollah’s drone fly hundreds of kilometers into the Israeli airspace and get very close to Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by advanced Israeli and US radars, Hezbollah Secretary General Nasrallah said during a televised speech on October 11.

On October 14, Vahidi confirmed that the radar-evading drone had been developed by Iran.

“Given the Zionist regime’s frequent incursions into the Lebanese airspace, we see it as the natural right of Lebanon’s Hezbollah to fly its drone above the Occupied Territories,” the Iranian minister said.

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