After the lifting of sanctions the Islamic Republic of Iran received the right to export from the European Union unmanned aerial vehicles dual-use, subject to obtaining permission, writes Beth Stevenson in a special edition of Flight Global.
Flight Global quotes of the firm’s lawyers Bird & Bird, working on transactions in the aerospace field, which emphasize that now Iran may be trying to get the UAV dual-use in the EU, but not in the US, where sanctions remain in force.
What specific UAV can be discussed, it is not entirely clear, as the EU advanced unmanned systems purchased in the U.S. and Israel. Apparently, while Iran can only count procurement in the EU the simplest drones mini class.
The publication provides a definition of what the UAV in the EU are considered as dual purpose vehicles (as at the end of 2015). This class of drones BLOS (beyond line-of-sight), that is «capable of operating beyond line of sight» for 30-60 minutes at a wind speed of 25 kt (over 46 km/h), or any UAV, is able to hang in the air for more than 1 hour, or UAVs with 300 km range, and the UAV system with Autonomous flight control and instruments for self-navigation, in addition to this category of UAV and the volume of the tank over 20 gallons. In addition, the UAV dual-use can be attributed to the drones with some advanced types of engine, as well as using certain software.