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Decades in the Making: The Iranian Drone Program

| Oct. 12, 2017

This summer, Iran's drone program became the latest component of the country's defense sector to make headlines. In August, an unarmed Iranian drone reportedly came within 100 feet of an American fighter jet in the Persian Gulf. Earlier in the summer, the United States downed two Iranian drones, which it said, were flying in close proximity to US-backed ground forces in Syria. In June, Pakistan too stated it had shot down an Iranian drone flying in its airspace....

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For Academic Citation: Tabatabai, Ariane.“Decades in the Making: The Iranian Drone Program.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 12, 2017.

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