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Iran tests drones during military maneuvers

Iran has tested drones in a military manoeuvres on the stategisch important Strait of Hormuz fight. Due to US sanctions the country is under pressure. Internationally, the maneuver is controversial.

The Iranian revolutionary guards have a Test of your combat maneuver drones during a Military in the Persian Gulf began. According to the Tasnim news Agency in the maneuver, more than 50 RQ170 were tested drones.

The Iran-made air vehicles are partly equipped with weapons, reported the news Agency ISNA. The drones can fly according to the report, 1000 miles, before you attack your target. According to a representative of the revolutionary guards, Iran has in the Region of the largest fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be used to attack and for reconnaissance missions.

It was the first Time that such a high number in a drill be used, it said. We are proud that, in spite of U.S. sanctions continue to be military equipment self-manufactured. The RQ170 drones are, according to the Tasnim-the Iranian Version of the American MQ1 model. The news Agency also published several images of the drones.

Iran is due to US sanctions under pressure

President Ruhani has threatened several times in the past with the Blockade of the Strait of Hormuz.

maneuvers in the Persian Gulf are explosive, especially if they take place in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait connects the Persian Gulf in the West with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian sea in the East. Almost a third of global oil Exports is shipped through this sea area.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has several times threatened with a Blockade of the Strait, if the United States should block in the course of their Iran-sanctions oil Exports. Due to the imposed sanctions, Iran is currently under severe pressure.

The Iranian maneuvers are internationally controversial. Particularly the medium-range weapons in the country as a serious threat to Israel. Tehran, however, claims that its military strategy would serve only to defense of the country and not a threat to other countries.

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