Iran Launches Jet-Speed Drone . PHOTO/ TEHERAN NEWS
TEHERAN – Iran launched a jet-powered drone armed with the latest air-based missiles. The drone, called Qasef-3, is a combat drone designed to attack land and sea targets.
Qasef-3 is about 10 meters long and about 2 meters wide. The drone is powered by a turbofan jet engine which gives it a maximum speed of up to 1,000 kilometers per hour. Qasef-3 also has an operating range of up to 1,000 kilometers.
The drone is armed with two Qaem-9 air-based missiles. The Qaem-9 missile is a cruise missile that has a range of up to 200 kilometers. The missile can carry a warhead weighing 50 kilograms.
The Qasef-3 launch is part of Iran’s efforts to increase its military capabilities. Iran has developed various types of combat drones in recent years, including the Qasef-1, Qasef-2, and Qasef-5.
The following are the specifications of the Qasef-3 as reported by Tehran News:
Length: 10 meters
Width: 2 meters
Weight: 3 tons
Engine: turbofan jet engine
Maximum speed: 1,000 kilometers per hour
Operating range: 1,000 kilometers
Armament: two Qaem-9 missiles
The Qasef-3 launch has raised concerns in Iran’s neighboring countries. Israel and Saudi Arabia have long considered Iran a threat and feared that the drones could be used against them.
The Qasef-3 launch also shows that Iran continues to develop its military capabilities. Iran has long sought to develop ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons, and combat drones are part of those efforts.