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Iranian Navy unveils its new Pelican-2 vertical takeoff naval drone


On November 30, 2019, Iran’s Navy unveiled a vertical takeoff naval drone with the capability to fly horizontally and land on water, dubbed Pelican-2, on Saturday morning in a ceremony where a homegrown Inertial Navigation System (INS) was also put on display.


Iranian Navy unveils its new Pelican 2 vertical takeoff naval drone 925 001 Iranian Navy unveiled a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) naval drone, dubbed Pelican-2, in a ceremony on Saturday morning. (Picture source IRNA)


Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi unveiled 2 homegrown Iranian Navy achievements at an exhibition in Tehran this morning.

One of the products was a vertical takeoff naval drone, dubbed Pelican-2, which is a sophisticated long-range drone equipped with four motors for vertical movement and a powerful propeller for horizontal movement. The drone can take off from the cruising warships for patrol and reconnaissance missions and this drone can even land and float on water in an emergency.

The Navy has employed Pelican-2 on naval fleets in international waters.

On Thursday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined the important role played by the country's Naval forces in the establishment of security and stability in the Persian Gulf.

General Baqeri said that the deterrence power of the Iranian Navy brings stability and security to the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, and Sea of Oman. Undoubtedly, the power of the Iranian Navy at the international waters in fact is the fruit of the will of all personnel of the Navy, General Baqeri said.