IRGC-ASF Commander Hajizadeh presenting Russian Air Force Commander Bondarev with Sayeh UAV
(photo: Sepah News)
According to PressTV:
A senior Iranian commander says Iran gave Russia one of its indigenous ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles as a sign of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh presented the drone to the visiting Russian Air Force Commander-in-Chief, Lieutenant General Viktor Nikolaevich Bondarev, on Monday.
“The ScanEagle drone produced by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is the symbol of some of Iran’s technical capabilities,” Hajizadeh said.While the current executive branch of Iran's government has recently engaged in attempts to charm the West, it now appears the IRGC is on a charm mission of its own but with the Russian military.
This presentation to the Russians provides a demonstration of confidence in Iranian abilities at reverse engineering and manufacturing.