The official presentation of the new Shahed-238 attack jet UAV took place in Iran. This is a modification of Shahed-136 attack drones, which Tehran handed over to Russia for strikes on Ukrainian cities.
Footage of the new drone was shown by official Iranian media on Monday, November 20. The new drone has a jet engine and updated guidance systems.
The new equipment was presented at the Iranian University of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies Ashura during the visit of the country’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, to Tehran. There, he was shown the achievements of the aerospace forces of the Guards Corps of the Islamic Revolution.
The Shahed-238 version was presented in three versions with different guidance systems. The classic version of the drone is equipped with an autonomous guidance system and GPS signals. The second option has an infrared guidance system. Such drones can be used to destroy thermal contrast targets, including military equipment behind enemy lines.
Another modification of the Shahed-238 probably has a radar guidance system. These drones can become an analogue of anti-radar missiles that target the radiation of search radar stations.
Such a tool can be useful for neutralization and breakthrough of hostile air defense systems.
The UAVs that were shown at the presentation have an uncharacteristic black color for Iranian UAVs, which may be due to the use of radio-absorbing materials, writes Militarny. However, there is no confirmation of this yet.
The technical characteristics of these drones are also not yet known.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, large-scale military exercises were held in Iran under the code name “Eghtedar”, which translates as “Power”. New strike drones Sina and Fateh, equipped with warheads weighing from 300 to 1000 grams, were tested.
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