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Iran has drone engine know-how

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 08:40

Tehran: Iran has the know-how to build engines used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), an official said.

"We are building turbofan engines for a variety of UAVs," Iranian Armed Forces deputy Brigadier General Abdolkarim Banitarafi said on Friday.

The construction of the engines is a significant step in the direction of building indigenous drones, the state-run Press TV quoted Banitarafi as saying.
Turbofan is a type of jet engine widely used for aircraft propulsion. Iran has taken "major steps" towards designing large Turbofan engines, Xinhua reported.


First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 08:40

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