Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fars News: "Iran Unveils Flying Saucer"

Let's see, it "can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces." Is that one of those things you can buy in SkyMall?
Iran unveiled a home-made unmanned flying saucer as well as a light sports aircraft in an exhibition of strategic technologies.

The unmanned flying saucer, named "Zohal", was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Zohal, designed and developed jointly by Farnas Aerospace Company and Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association (IASIA), can be used for various missions, specially for aerial imaging.

The flying machine is equipped with an auto-pilot system, GPS (Global Positioning System) and two separate imaging systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality and is able to take and send images simultaneously.

Zohal uses a small, portable navigation and monitoring center for transmission of data and images and can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces. [...]
I guess the article doesn't mention the anti-gravity drive because it's classified.

Update: EOZ has noted an article with a more accurate picture of the "flying saucer."

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