Explainer: Iran’s Drone Exports Worldwide

November 16, 2022

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


Garrett Nada


The Iran Primer

Related Country: 

  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Iran has developed a robust drone industry after decades of importing defense equipment for domestic use by both security and military forces. By the fall of 2022, Tehran had also exported drones or drone technology to at least five countries on four continents as well as to at least seven proxy militias in the Middle East. “When images of Iranian drones were published a few years ago, they would say they’re photoshopped,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on October 19, 2022. “Now they say Iranian drones are dangerous, why do you sell them or give them to so-and-so?”


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