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Iran said on Saturday it has started mass producing and using a new top secret Islamic stealth drone with a range of 25,000 kilometres that it claims is undetectable to any known man made radars. "Mahdi has helped us build an Islamic weapon with a more than 25,000 mile range which can collect information and shoot films," the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, General Yahya Rahim Safavi, told Iran's Arabic-language satellite news channel Al-Ala More..m.
"The material and the shape of this drone make it undetectable for radars, so it can not be targeted," he added.
"The drone has passed its experimental phase and it is being mass produced, and we are currently using it in our operations," Rahim Safavi, said without giving more details.
His announcement comes a few days after troops under his command successfully tested a land-to-sea missile with a range of about 350 kilometres (210 miles) and a new Russian-made air defence missile system.
Iranian leaders have repeatedly said the Islamic republic's armed forces are ready for any eventuality in the current standoff with the West over its nuclear programme.
Although the United States has said it wants the standoff resolved through diplomacy, Washington has never ruled out military action to thwart Iran's atomic drive.
The United States accuses Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon. Tehran vehemently denies the charges, insisting its atomic programme is peaceful in nature.
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