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Iranian Navy’s Aviation Unit Equipped with 3 Home-Made Training Planes

Three home-made training-reconnaissance Chakavak planes were delivered to the Iranian Navy's aviation fleet in a ceremony in the Southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday.

The three planes were unveiled at the first base of the Maritime Aviation Unit in Bandar Abbas in the presence of Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi.

The two-seat and single-engine plane can fly at the altitude of 14,000 feet and enjoys the flight durability of 4.5 hours.

The Iranian Navy has in the past few years unveiled and been equipped with different new home-made military equipment on the occasion of the Navy Day.

The Naval force unveiled a vertical takeoff naval drone with the capability to fly horizontally and land on water, dubbed Pelican-2, late last month in a ceremony where a homegrown Inertial Navigation System (INS) was also put on display.

Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and Rear Admiral Khanzadi unveiled 2 homegrown Iranian Navy achievements at an exhibition in Tehran.

One of the products was a vertical takeoff naval drone, dubbed Pelican-2, which is a sophisticated long-range drone equipped with four motors for vertical movement and a powerful propeller for horizontal movement. The drone can take off from the cruising warships for patrol and reconnaissance missions and this drone can even land and float on water in an emergency.

The Navy has employed Pelican-2 on naval fleets in international waters.

Another product unveiled at the exhibition was a homegrown Inertial Navigation System (INS) used for positioning and navigation of submarines below the surface, where the conventional GPS system is not applicable.

The Iranian system, developed under the Soren project, has been manufactured with a special technology available to only a few countries.

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