The FINANCIAL — Iran unveiled on August 22 the country's first domestically-built unmanned bomber, Iranian Press TV reported, according to Ria Novosti.
The 4-meter long-range drone, dubbed as Karrar or striker, was inaugurated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day in the Islamic Republic, Press TV said.
The presentation of the bombing drone took place a day after Iranian and Russian specialists started fuelling Iran's first nuclear power station.
The construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran Iran's first nuclear plant was begun in 1975 by several German construction companies. They pulled out following a U.S. embargo on hi-tech supplies to Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the subsequent U.S. Embassy siege in Tehran.
Russia signed a contract with Iran to complete construction in February 1998.
Western powers suspect Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons under the guise of its nuclear program, which Tehran says is aimed at the peaceful generation of civilian energy.