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Intruding IRIB Drone Shot Down

Intruding IRIB Drone Shot DownIntruding IRIB Drone Shot Down

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone has been taken out of the sky after entering the no-fly zone near the Presidential office area in downtown Tehran on December 23.

Mohsen Hamedani, deputy governor for security affairs told ISNA the drone which entered a no-fly zone belongs to the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

The film crew operating the drone intended to capture aerial shots of neighboring university complexes for a television program when it unknowingly entered the restricted zone, he said.

ILNA News Agency quoted an unnamed source as saying that the drone was “shot down.”  

Drone use is allowed in Iran, but there are stringent rules that need to be upheld when flying in the country.

These include: not flying drones where people are present in large numbers, respecting privacy, not flying near and over restricted government zones, not flying close to airports or flight pathways and  flying in good weather during daytime.  

Over the past two years Iran has asserted itself in the region when it comes to the use of drones for domestic use.

The Post Company of Iran, for example has become an ardent fan of this technology, during the summer announcing it would start parcel delivery with drones in the near future.


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