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Iran drones range hit 3,000km: IRGC cmdr.

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran’s domestically-manufactured radar-evading drones are capable of operating within a range of 3,000 kilometers.

Iran is increasing its might in the defense industry every day and is successfully test-firing different types of defense equipment, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the IRGC said on Monday.

He added that Iran’s long-range missiles can be guided until hitting their targets thousands of kilometers beyond the country’s borders with a small margin of error.

The IRGC commander further said that Iran has turned into the main powerhouse in a vast area from the Gaza Strip in the east of the Mediterranean to Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and Yemen.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems, including a variety of domestically-manufactured drones.

The Islamic Republic unveiled its first long-range combat drone, Karrar (Striker), in August 2010. 

Since then, the country has manufactured a variety of other high-tech surveillance and combat drones.

Iran has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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