Shamkhani: Drones account for significant part of Iran deterrent power

Tehran, Oct 1, IRNA – Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Saturday that drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - are significant part of Iran's deterrent power along with missiles.

Shamkhani made the remarks speaking on the sidelines of a visit to an exhibition where the latest achievements of IRGC Aerospace Force in the area of drone technology were put on display.

Appreciating the efforts made by IRGC Aerospace Force, Shamkhani said that in the industry of military drones, the power of conducting research, production, range development, time-setting of the flights, carrying weapons, surveillance and precision in shooting are the main factors of superiority which can change the balance of power.

He said that Iran's defensive and offensive power is complicated, multidimentional and based on the domestic capability and religious teachings and that Iran disavows aggression and expansionism.