TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian navy on Saturday unveiled homegrown military hardware, Tasnim news agency reported.
One of the products, unveiled at an exhibition in Tehran by the Iranian Navy Commander Hossein Khanzadi, was a vertical takeoff and landing naval drone, named Pelican-2.
Equipped with four motors for vertical movement and a powerful propeller, the drone can take off from the cruising warships for patrol and reconnaissance missions.
The Iranian drone can even land and float on water in an emergency. The Iranian navy has deployed Pelican-2 on naval fleets in international waters.
Also, Iran displayed an Inertial Navigation System (INS) used for detection and navigation of submarines, where the conventional GPS system is not applicable.