Iran has unveiled what it says is its first domestically built unmanned – or drone – bomber.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the plane could serve as a “messenger of death”, but that its key message was one of friendship.
Iranian state TV later showed the “Karrar” aircraft in flight.
It said it had a range of 1,000km (620 miles) and could carry two 250-pound (115kg) bombs, or a precision bomb of 500 pounds.
The plane is the latest in a series of new pieces of military hardware unveiled by Iran.
“This jet is a messenger of honour and human generosity and a saviour of mankind, before being a messenger of death for enemies of mankind,” President Ahmadinejad said after unveiling the Karrar at a ceremony with defence officials.
“The key message is friendship,” he added. “We must make efforts to render all the enemy’s weapons useless with our defence potential.”