Tehran: Iran's state TV says the
country's powerful Revolutionary Guard has received its first
three squadrons of radar-evading flying boats.
The development comes after Iran in 2009 said it had
successfully tested the domestically made craft. A flying boat
is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull that allows it to land
It's part of Tehran's efforts to boost its arsenal and
military capabilities despite international sanctions over the
country's controversial nuclear programme.
Iran's military achievements cannot be independently
verified. The state TV broadcast footage of the craft in
operation in the air and sea.
Today's report says the plane dubbed Bavar-2 or
Confidence-2 can be used for surveillance. It can also carry
guns and transmit data.
First Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 21:50