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IRGC started massive UAV/UCAV wargame over Persian Gulf
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IRGC(Islamic revolutionary guard corps) started massive drills codenamed 'Ela Beit ul-Muqaddas-1' (Towards al-Quds), over the Persian Gulf waters, south of Iran, on Thursday 14 march 2019.
A large-scale war game over the Persian Gulf include,till now,unseen large number of armed unmanned aerial vehicles,
As stated by IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami and Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the 10 Iranian homemade RQ-170 drones and a number of other UCAVs raided a spot on Bani Farur Island in Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
He said the drones, belonging to the IRGC units from the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Fars and Hormozgan, launched the simultaneous air raid on the target on the Bani Farur Island.
More than 50 armed unmanned aerial vehicles(UCAVs) were used in today military drills,including Sahed 129 and iranian version of stealth RQ-170.
   
Brigadier General Hajizadeh also,in separate remarks,said the presence of squadrons of drones in the airspace of a small area heralds the rise of new air power in Iran.
This is the first time,Iranian Armed Forces test a high number of UCAVs during a combat-offensive operation, today  UCAVs from different air bases and from different provinces, simultaneously strike a target at distance of over 1,000 kilometers at a specific time.
IRGC and Army high officers were also attended,including IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami, Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and Commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid.





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Can we not use a faster more maneuverable platform for A2A interception.
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Does anyone here have any dimensions available for the 129? I would appreciate it as I want to kitbash a 1/72 scale model of it using the Italeri's MQ-1 as a base.

All I'm after is the fuselage Diameter, Wing span and length. Just the basics.
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