It’s beyond doubt Iranian attempts at producing an “indigenous” fighter jet are very lame, indeed. But the opposite applies to the unmanned aircraft controlled by the IRGC that rivals, and maybe surpasses, the capabilities of the world’s “drone powers.” Thanks to a combination of luck, persistence, and reverse engineering, Iran is the first country (that isn’t the USA) to have jet powered UCAVs at its disposal. The Saegheh or “Saeqeh” is recognized as a faithful clone of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel used by the US Air Force (USAF) .
SHAHED 129 UCAV
The Shahed 129, is an Iranian single-engine medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) designed by Shahed Aviation Industries for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).