Iran's Naval Unmanned Systems

Northrop MQM-36 Radioplane BTT target drone launching from an Iranian Hendijan Class (Kalat) patrol ship. 

Iran's Navy utilizes a number of ground and ship-launched UAVs for maritime surveillance. 

Ababil III


Mohajer 4


Shahed-121 ("Witness")

On 16 January 2016, an Iranian Shahed-121 UAV flew over the American carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Persian Gulf. In September 2014, another Iranian drone flew over the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

There are also two unmanned surface vehicles in report use:

Shark 33

Ya Mahdi

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