Not to be outdone by its global rivals, Iran has announced the creation of the “biggest drone ever,” capable of flying for 30 hours and covering 1,250 miles. The drone’s hardware enables it to conduct reconnaissance missions over much of the Middle East, including Israel. The Islamic Republic’s Defense Ministry, defiant at the unveiling, added that sanctions by enemies would not deter Iran from technological progress. The move contrasts with the conciliatory overtures Iran has expressed in recent months. With suspicion and distrust already rife in the region, developments that increase surveillance seem less than promising.
Source: Washington Post