Meet Shahed-191 Iranian Stealth Drone. It is also known as Saegheh-2
The Saegheh-2 (English: “Thunderbolt”) is an Iranian turbofan/piston-powered flying wing unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) produced by Shahed Aviation Industries.It is based on, but smaller than and substantially different from, a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAV that was captured and reverse-engineered by IIt is n of two Iranian flying wing UAVs based on the RQ-170, along with the Shahed 171 Simorgh.
Shahed-191 incorporates electronic warfare, they say, and it is slightly smaller than the US model. The Iranians put a turbojet on it so it can reach speeds of 300 km/hr for 4.5 hours, with a range of 450 km. and a ceiling of 40,000 feet. It can only carry a 50 kg. payload though. Fars News says that’s enough for two Sadid smart bombs. It is tactical in nature. It can be mounted on a vehicle and doesn’t need a runway. The vehicle, by driving fast, supposedly gives it enough lift to gain initial altitude. This drone presents some differences, mainly the absence of the two fairings on the sides of the air intake and landing gear, and can be armed with four Sadid-1 TV-guided anti-tank missiles mounted semi-recessed under the fuselage. It is powered by a micro turbojet engine which Iranian media claim is capable of pushing the UAV up to 300 km/h at 25000 ft, with an endurance of 4.5 hours and a combat radius of 450 km. The UAV can mount an EO/IR (Electro-Optical/InfraRed) turret under the nose. It can also carry a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) turret. It uses two retractable skids, but it also has a parachute to be used when a runway is not available. The takeoff is performed by using a rail installed in the back of a pickup truck, which then speed up on a runway until the UAV lifts off. The weapons are installed in two internal bays each capable of holding a Sadid-342 Guided Glide Bomb with Fragmentation Warhead. According to some analysts, the weapon could use “man in the loop” guidance.
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