Iran | Demonstration of clone of US-made kamikaze drone
Defence Redefined
Published on 01/11/2023 at 12:47

Iran’s military recently conducted extensive military exercises under the codename “Eghtedar,” which translates to “Power.” 

These exercises served as a platform for testing the newly-unveiled Sina kamikaze drones, which bear an external resemblance to the American Switchblade 300.

According to Iranian reports, the new drone is designed and manufactured to target clusters of individuals and unarmored vehicles at distances of up to 5 km. The system has an electric propulsion system and its warhead can weigh between 300 to 1000 grams.

Similar to its US counterpart, the Sina system is a compact precision-guided munition with a lightweight design, enabling rapid deployment via tube launch from land, sea, or mobile platforms, offering enhanced mission flexibility.

After launch, the drone unfolds its wings and follows a predetermined path towards the target with the operator controlling the final engagement of the selected target.

The introduction of Sina kamikaze drones further underscores Iran’s expanding drone capabilities.

Also read: Switchblade | The USA is considering equipping the Ukrainians with “kamikaze drones”




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