Target drone

September 3, 2010 - 8:32am
Iran claims its new a jet-powered Karar drone, unveiled by President Mahmoud ...

Iran unveiled a jet-powered UAV that it claimed could deliver two 250-pound bombs to targets beyond 600-miles range. The Karar drone appears to be in the same class as the CL-289 UAV designed and built for reconnaissance by Canadair in the 1980s.

December 13, 2006 - 7:17am

If anyone can make UAVs sexy, it must be the Italians. For 30 years, Galileo Avionica’s Meteor division has been building and selling the sleek, jet-powered Mirach target drone. Now the company is turning the drone into a high-subsonic, multi-purpose reconnaissance vehicle that will fly for the first time later this year.

December 6, 2006 - 12:17pm

Armed UAVs are not new: back in the days when UAVs were known as RPVs (remotely piloted vehicles) Ryan Aeronautical made several proposals to arm its BQM-34 Firebee target drone, the earliest dating to 1953.

 
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