Iran's Armed-Drone Prowess Reshapes Security in Middle East

(Wall Street Journal) Benoit Faucon - Tehran's rapidly developing ability to deploy armed drones is changing the security equation in the Middle East. "Drones have changed the balance of power in the Middle East," an Iranian official told the Wall Street Journal. Tehran's engineers rely on imported components to create aerial vehicles that can accurately strike targets at long distance and rapidly change direction to avoid air defenses and radar, say European and Middle Eastern security officials. On Sept. 13, Iran-aligned forces in Yemen targeted the city of Jazan in Saudi Arabia with drones and missiles. A few days earlier, a drone equipped with explosives targeted an Iraqi airport where some U.S. forces are stationed.

2021-10-07 00:00:00

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