(IRNA) - Iranian researchers of Amir Kabir University of Technology successfully manufactured the first light unmanned helicopter in the country.
The helicopter weighs 10 kg and can fly for one hour with airplane fuel, according to the report.
It is equipped with automatic system and can be used for transmitting information, taking photos and movies, and, in the inter-city journey, can be used as a traffic controller and firefighter, the report said.
In May, 2010 Iran's military formally took possession of ten new Toofan attack helicopters, which are based on the Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra, with a few improvements.All the Avionics and Sensors are Iranian made.
Iran has the world's 4th largest rotary wing fleet.
IRIAA (Havanirooz) has had an exceptionally outstanding experience with the Cobra and they proved to be a nighmare for the Iraqis in the Iran–Iraq War.