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Iran unveils attack drone

A picture made available by Sepah News shows the Shahed-129, or Witness-129, missile-carrying drone, in an undisclosed location in Iran. Photo: AP  

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has unveiled an attack drone, capable of carrying missiles and described as the unit’s “most sophisticated” so far.

The Guard’s website, sepahnews.com, says the drone, dubbed Shahed-129, or Witness-29, can fly up to a distance of 1,700 km, which puts much of West Asia within its range.

It says the drone has a 24-hour non-stop flight capability, can carry eight bombs or missiles, and hit both fixed and moving targets. Iran has claimed to have captured several U.S. drones, including an advanced RQ-170 Sentinel CIA spy drone in December 2011 and at least three ScanEagle aircraft.

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