Stop Fundamentalism – Two Iranian men, a 30 year-old and another 54, have been arrested for smuggling aircraft motors to Iran, reported Associated Press today. The parts are intended for use in building the Iranian homemade pilotless aircraft drone.
Iranian drone is called Ababil III and it is said to be for surveillance and attack purposes. German law prohibit export of items that can be used for military purposes to Iran adhering to international sanctions imposed on the country to help curve its suspicious nuclear program.
One of the men has a dual citizenship of German-Iranian and the other is an Iranian national. They face 15 years in prison if convicted.
Ababil can fly up to 4300 meters high and has a range of 145 Kilometers, says AP.