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Iran to teach students `how to hunt drones` in schools

Iran`s military is reportedly introducing a new subject in the school curriculum and that is, `how to hunt down drones`.

Updated: Aug 19, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

Edinburgh: Iran`s military is reportedly introducing a new subject in the school curriculum and that is, `how to hunt down drones`.

The Iranian school children will be given classes this exciting yet bizarre subject once the session resumes next month.

A senior commander of the Basij militia said that there would be changes to the content, teachers and duration of lessons in `defensive preparedness`, the Scotsman reports.

Brigadier General Ali Fazli said that the change of content will include the hunting of spy drones and a section on tracking and downing unmanned aircraft would be also added to high school textbooks.

General Fazli gave no details of how the lessons would be taught, but presumably they will include time spent on computers doing game-like simulations, the report added.

An Iranian-born lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzliya in Israel, Meir Javedanfar questioned if the children will down drones with slingshots.

He said that the main goal behind such a subject is not to teach children to hunt down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) but to brainwash them that America is Iran`s eternal enemy and peace with it will be detrimental to the Iran.

ANI