Mideast Iran Drone

November 18, 2013 - 10:05 AM
This photo released on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 by the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show a Fotros drone aircraft, in an undisclosed location, in Iran. Iran unveiled a new aircraft Monday that it says is the biggest drone yet to be developed in the Islamic Republic, capable of staying aloft for up to 30 hours. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles). That would cover much of the Middle East including Israel. The earlier Shahed-129, or Witness-129, drone is reported to have a similar range, but can only stay aloft 24 hours.(AP Photo/Iranian Defense Ministry)