Iran-Made Ababil Drone Flies Over Militants’ Positions In Idlib

Wednesday 6 September 2023 - 18:25

A newly released image by media outlets close to the militants shows that an Iranian Ababil-3 drone flew to identify the positions of the militants in southern Idlib Governorate, Syria.

Media outlets close to the militants released a video on September 5, showing the surveillance flight of an Iran-made Ababil-3 drone in the southern frontlines of the Idlib Governorate.

According to the claims made by the militants, this drone flew over various areas of Al-Fatira, Kansafra, Kafr al-Uwayd, and Safuhen.

Ababil-3 drone image published by the militants

It appears that the Syrian armed forces employed this drone, because the Ababil-3 drone has been frequently used in recent years by the Syrian army to identify terrorist groups’ positions, guide artillery fire, and assist Russian helicopters in precise bombardment of militants’ headquarters in the Arab country.

Read more: Military Knowledge: “Ababil 3” Surveillance and Reconnaissance Drone

Ababil-3 drones have conducted tens of thousands of flight hours for the Syrian army to monitor and detect terrorist groups in various axes, including Hama, Idlib, and northern Latakia, since the peak of the Syrian civil war. And it is said that the Syrian army is largely satisfied with the performance of the Ababil-3 drone.

It should be noted that the Ababil-3 drone appeared during the Great Prophet 5 military exercise of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in 2010 for the first time.

The range of the Ababil-3 drone is 250 kilometers, and its flight endurance is 8 hours. The maximum flight altitude of the Ababil-3 drone is reported to be 16404.2 feet (5,000 meters), and its maximum speed is also stated as 200 kilometers per hour.

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