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IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer)

Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone

Iran | 2014

"The IAIO Yasir has a design influenced by a captured American Boeing ScanEagle drone from 2012."

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The "Yasir" is an Iranian unarmed, reverse-engineered lightweight, economically-midned, long-ranged Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based on the American Boeing "ScanEagle" series (detailed elsewhere on this site). The Iranian product is built by Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) and was developed from a captured ScanEagle specimen reportedly having strayed into Iranian airspace in December 2012. Once its usefulness was expended by the Iranians, the sole captured example was gifted to a Russian Air Force commander during a visit to Iran. The Yasir is believed to be in active service with Iranian and Hezbollah forces as well as flying over Syria in the ongoing Syrian Civil War (2011-Present).

The original ScanEagle, by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, first flew in June of 2002 and was introduced to American forces in 2005 (first with the United States Navy, since then all services operate it). It currently (2017) counts a plethora of global operators from Afghanistan and Australia to the United Kingdom (as the ScanEagle RM.1) and Yemen. Various navies of the world operate the type from warships, the UAV being capable of launching (via catapult) and recovered at-sea by (a relatively simple recovery system). Special forces groups also favor the series.

The ScanEagle's primary role is over-battlefield reconnaissance, able to fly up to 20,000 feet and the design holds and a mission endurance window of around twenty-four hours. Maximum speed is 92 miles per hour (however cruising is closer to 70mph). Power is from a 2-stroke 3W piston 1.5 horsepower engine driving a two-bladed propeller in a pusher arrangement. Its optics set consists of a high-resolution day/night camera fit as well as thermal imagery support.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the IAIO Yasir (Yasseer) Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
1 x Conventional 2-stroke piston engine developing 1.5 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
90 mph
145 kph | 78 kts
Max Speed
15,010 ft
4,575 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
280 miles
450 km | 243 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the IAIO Yasir (Yasseer) Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
5.6 ft
1.70 m
O/A Length
10.2 ft
(3.11 m)
O/A Width
35 lb
(16 kg)
Empty Weight
55 lb
(25 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer) Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone .
None. Mission equipment to include camera equipment.
Notable series variants as part of the IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer) family line.
"Yasir" - Base Series Name.
"Yasseer" - Alternative Name.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 100 Units

Contractor(s): Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) - Iran
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Image of the IAIO / Qods Yasir (Yasseer)
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle product pictured.

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