Claims from the FARS News Agency of new unmanned developments in Iran. Of interest images of the DraganFlyer X6 are being used to accompany the story. We doubt very much that the Canadian company has sold airframes to Iran knowingly.
It might just be that the Iranian Students News Agency kicked off the link.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran unveiled a home-made unmanned flying saucer as well as a light sports aircraft in an exhibition of strategic technologies.
The unmanned flying saucer, named “Zohal”, was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Zohal, designed and developed jointly by Farnas Aerospace Company and Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association (IASIA), can be used for various missions, specially for aerial imaging.
The flying machine is equipped with an auto-pilot system, GPS (Global Positioning System) and two separate imaging systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality and is able to take and send images simultaneously.
Zohal uses a small, portable navigation and monitoring center for transmission of data and images and can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces.
The second project unveiled in the exhibition was a light sports plane. The plane designed and developed by Dorna Aerospace Company is a full composite sports plane and complies with the Standard Test Method (ASTM).
It is the third ISA-class model introduced to the world and can be used for private flights, aerial patrolling and surveillance.
Is it a GEOBAT copy?
Perhaps some google action in Iran has not allowed developers to stumble upon the Geobat a flying saucer for sure. There are plenty of plans available out there on the web. We shall keep looking for an image of the Zohal.