Hamed Bastani, the managing director of the UAV production company, said at the unveiling ceremony in Isfahan that "this vertical flight drone reached the phase of mass production with the capability of operator and auto-pilot flights".
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Bastani further added: "This vertical flight drone can take photos and videos, control traffic, technically inspect the power transfer towers, topography, usage in agricultural industries, dam building, petrochemical industries, and digging tunnels". He did not say whether the aircraft was designed for military purposes.
Iran's first VTOL drone
Bastani revealed that Mahnad 41 can fly at a 56 km/hour (35 miles/hour) speed. He also referred to its low production cost which he said was about one fifth of similar foreign models. Several Iranian companies have already ordered a large amounts of drone, he added.
The Deputy Science, Research and Technology Minister Mohammad-Mahdi Nezhad-Nouri said at the ceremony that one of the important advantages of the product is that is can easily be lend itself to mass production. "The best guarantee for the continuation of the work of the science-based firms is that their products would sell well, and this is truly a privilege," he added.
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