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Iranian media identifies Ababil-3 UAV

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  1. Saifullah Sani

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    The Iranian media has for the first time identified the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has been exported to Sudan and used extensively in Syria as the Ababil-3.

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    The Ababil-3 was rarely seen in Iranian media coverage until December 2013, when it featured in several photographs of an air force exercise. (IRNA)

    The Fars News Agency (FNA) published a story on 1 July saying that the Ababil-3 has a top speed of 200 km/h, a range of 100 km, a flight endurance of four hours, and a ceiling of 5,000 m.

    The story was accompanied by a photograph of a UAV from an exposition held in February showing the same type of UAV that has crashed in southern Sudan in March 2012 and on at least two occasions in Syria since then.

    A Sudanese rebel group recovered the first UAV and allowed photographs to be taken that showed it had an Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company badge that listed its model as 'AB-3'.


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    The Fars News Agency used this photograph from an exposition in February 2014 in its story about the Ababil-3. (Tasnim News Agency)

    One of the two UAVs recovered by Syrian rebels had a similar serial number (3-2-R0120105) to the one that crashed in Sudan (3-1-R031) and the one that featured in the exposition (3-2-R126). The second digit in the Sudanese serial number could indicate it was an earlier variant.

    The wheeled UAV with fixed undercarriage only made a fleeting appearance in Iranian media coverage before December 2013, when it appeared in Iranian news agency photographs of an air force exercise.

    The New York Times published a story on 25 June that cited unidentified US officials as saying Iran has deployed Ababil UAVs to Baghdad's Rashid Airbase to carry out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions in support of Iraqi forces battling an offensive by the Sunni militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. The officials did not identify the specific type of Ababil being used.

    Although no sign of this activity could be seen at Rashid Airbase on 22 June in an Airbus Defence and Space satellite image obtained by IHS Jane's , General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed Iran was flying UAVs in Iraq during a 3 July press briefing.

    Gen Dempsey said the US was not co-ordinating directly with the Iranians operating in Iraq, adding: "The de-confliction of our ISR and their [Iranian] ISR and our flights and their flights, that's an Iraqi responsibility which they are capable of fulfilling."

    A group affiliated to the Islamic State released an image of what it claimed was an Iranian UAV that had been shot down near the city Samarra on 4 July. The UAV in the photograph had Iraqi flags on it, but was similar to Iran's Mohajer-4.



    Iranian media identifies Ababil-3 UAV - IHS Jane's 360

     
  2. That Guy

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    Good for Iran, it doesn't really change anyone's opinion though.
     
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    iranian have good experience in uav technology
     
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    veri nice technology OF UAV..... WELDONE IRANIAN
     
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    Doesn't look very modern. We were among pioneers in drone technology! #What happened ?
     
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    Just too many UAVs. Confusing :o:
     
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    It doesn't mean we don't have more advanced drones ... Does it !?

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    AB-3 belongs to ages ago ... Don't get confused !!!

    More confusing things going to happen soon !

    Jet powered HALE UAV !!!
     
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    With all due respect, it looks fake. :rolleyes:
     
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    Militant ateist give your address and you see whether real or fake :D

    Your sarcastic comment does not change the reality :D This drone is real and u will see it while it flying :D
     
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    Is this ANOTHER cardboard toy ?
     
  11. Militant Atheist

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    You just care too much about this to be a foreigner! Melting in Agha's Velayat, are we?
     
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    How about a bet !?

    Bet your @$$ on this :)

    As you are melting right here with me , we can talk about the place after first flight ;)

    Deal !?
     
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    We will toast some terrorist with this monster:sniper:
     
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    Well done iran, dont be put down by what some people from your rivval country might say. Iran is one of if not the most advance country in the middle east after israel. They have very bright scientist and engineers. Considering they hsce been under strict sanctions for more than decades now and looking at what they have achieved, only people who are blind by their hatred of iran and healousy will criticise or try to underplay iran achievements. I dont see one country in the middle east(apart from israel) who would be able to achieve all what iran has achieved under such sanctions. The hell if not for our governments in the west/U.S many countries in the middle east wont even be able to produce a decent assault riffle, drone or tank (even with all our support only a few of them do).
    Iran truly is making adavancement in many fields. Hopefully soon sanctions will be lifted against them, then we will be able to see them achieve their full potential. in fact iran is the only muslim country who can launch satellite indeniously, no other muslim country can do it even with foreign help. The country also produces many types of drones and wxpprt them with some having been used in combat. Even bug countrues like india dont have a mature indigenous combat drone which has been used and exported. Only few countries like israel, U.S, China, France, U.K , have a mature indeginous armed drones industry which is mature, used and has been exported.
    Other muslims countries need to learn one or two things from iran instead of always yrying to undermine their achievements. kudos to iran
     
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    Stop holding courts to judge who is who. If you have any comments on other people's nationality, share it with senior mods.