News ID: 113869
Publish Date : 09 April 2023 - 22:40

IRGC Tests Me’raj Kamikaze Drone 

TEHRAN - The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Ground Force has successfully tested a new suicide drone, dubbed Me’raj 532, designed and manufactured by young Iranian experts.
General Ali Kouhestani, head of IRGC Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization (RSSJO), said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a piston engine has a one-way range of 450 kilometers.
The kamikaze drone, he added, is capable of flying up to a height of 12,000 feet for 3 hours and taking off from a vehicle.
“With its 50-kilogram warhead, the drone can hit the desired targets with high accuracy. Additionally, the drone’s design is of the easy set-up type, reducing the time of its preparation and increasing the speed of reaction and use,” Kouhestani told Tasnim news agency.
He also noted that the process of developing drones at IRGC Ground Force’s RSSJO is progressing at a proper speed, and that in the near future, other combat, training and suicide UAVs will be added to the combat fleet.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great progress in indigenously developing a broad range of equipment, making the Armed Forces self-sufficient in this regard.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defense capabilities, emphasizing that such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defense and will be never subject to negotiations.