Iran hands over Shahed 129 combat drones to Russia

eavy attack drones
eavy attack drones "Shahed 129"
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Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: July 26 2022 at 10:22 am
Source: Censor.NET

A batch of Iranian drones was sent by the Caspian Sea to Russia. In the future, military cargo through Astrakhan and Volgograd is planned to be delivered to the border of Ukraine.

This is reported by Censor.NET.

It is known that heavy attack drones "Shahed 129" form the basis of the cargo. During its development, the Israeli drone Hermes 450 and the American MQ-1 Predator were taken as a basis.

The length of the fuselage "Shahed 129" is 8 meters. The wingspan is 16 meters. The declared combat load is up to 400 kg. Flight speed - up to 150 km / h with a radius - up to 200 km. Claimed flight range up to 1700 km. The developers claim that the drone can stay in the air for up to 24 hours. 

It can be armed with Sadid-1 anti-tank missiles (a copy of the Israeli Spike-ER) or a high-precision glide bomb with a fragmentation warhead - Sadid-345.

It should be noted that practically nothing is known about the real combat characteristics of Iranian drones, since so far they have not been used in a full-scale war. Therefore, the capabilities of "Shahed 129" may differ from those stated.

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