Iran Launches World’s First Flying Saucer

Photo: FARS News Agency (Iran)

Photo: FARS News Agency (Iran)

From the Times of India:

An aircraft created by scientists in Iran is, they claim, the world’s first flying saucer.

The unmanned spaceship, called the Zohal or Saturn in English, is designed for “aerial imaging” but can be used for “various missions” .

The hardline Fars news agency illustrated its story with a photo of a flying saucer, similar to one appearing in a 1950s Hollywood B-movie , hovering over an unidentified wooded landscape. The reports gave no indication of the spaceship’s size.

But they indicated it was small by claiming, somewhat bizarrely, that it can also fly indoors.

“Easy transportation and launch and flying, making less noise, are some of the advantages of the device ,” the Daily Mail quoted ISNA, Iran’s students’ news agency, as saying in its report. “The device belonging to the new generation of vertical flyers is designed for aerial photography.”

“It is equipped with autopilot, image stabiliser and GPS and has a separate system for aerial recording with full HD quality.

[continues in the Times of India]

23 Comments on "Iran Launches World’s First Flying Saucer"

  1. Butter Knife | Mar 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm |

    Pure propaganda. The Iranians don’t have that kind of technological expertise, they wouldn’t publish photos of it even if they did (it’s hardly described to be a super-weapon by modern standards, and thus would not serve as an effective deterrent) and it’s generally just a blatant fake.

    Even assuming that they have unlimited access to the highest tech available to the western powers, it has far too little surface area, and far too much bulk… it would need an enormous amount of thrust simply to stay aloft: too much to fly indoors, too much to be generated in that form-factor, and certainly too much to be stealthy. It would also use a ludicrously cost-prohibitive amount of fuel.

    It’s cute that they tried, though.

  2. Butter Knife | Mar 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm |

    Pure propaganda. The Iranians don’t have that kind of technological expertise, they wouldn’t publish photos of it even if they did (it’s hardly described to be a super-weapon by modern standards, and thus would not serve as an effective deterrent) and it’s generally just a blatant fake.

    Even assuming that they have unlimited access to the highest tech available to the western powers, it has far too little surface area, and far too much bulk… it would need an enormous amount of thrust simply to stay aloft: too much to fly indoors, too much to be generated in that form-factor, and certainly too much to be stealthy. It would also use a ludicrously cost-prohibitive amount of fuel.

    It’s cute that they tried, though.

  3. Kali23Yuga | Mar 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm |

    I knew the Aryans were destined to be an intergalactic space elite!

  4. Kali23Yuga | Mar 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm |

    I knew the Aryans were destined to be an intergalactic space elite!

  5. Kali23Yuga | Mar 19, 2011 at 7:38 pm |

    I knew the Aryans were destined to be an intergalactic space elite!

  6. grooveboss | Mar 20, 2011 at 7:03 am |

    I think the desert sun got to them

  7. grooveboss | Mar 20, 2011 at 3:03 am |

    I think the desert sun got to them

  8. looks similar to what I saw flying over Hollywood, but maybe it was a blimp it was dark and I was kinda drunk.
    http://www.audiotruther.blogspot.com

  9. looks similar to what I saw flying over Hollywood, but maybe it was a blimp it was dark and I was kinda drunk.
    http://www.audiotruther.blogspot.com

  10. DeepCough | Mar 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm |

    In America, we call that a “weather balloon.”

  11. DeepCough | Mar 20, 2011 at 9:44 am |

    In America, we call that a “weather balloon.”

  12. Kyle Willey | Mar 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm |

    If the people who wrote this article are so into photography, you think they’d have taken a better picture. This just looks more fake than the ones on the old show Dark Skies. I fail to believe this is real. possible yes, real no.

  13. Kyle Willey | Mar 20, 2011 at 10:03 am |

    If the people who wrote this article are so into photography, you think they’d have taken a better picture. This just looks more fake than the ones on the old show Dark Skies. I fail to believe this is real. possible yes, real no.

  14. HOODRIDE JIM | Mar 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm |

    They stole the tech from the Nazi

  15. HOODRIDE JIM | Mar 20, 2011 at 10:14 am |

    They stole the tech from the Nazi

  16. ShakestheMighty | Mar 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    Definitely no pigs in space there….

  17. ShakestheMighty | Mar 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm |

    Definitely no pigs in space there….

  18. ShakestheMighty | Mar 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm |

    because they’re Muslims….and they don’t do swine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYjbkRktqIE

  19. Can you please post your credentials, you sound very well informed.

  20. The Times of India is not a credible news outlet, because they have crazy stories like this all of the time! This story is pretty tame in comparison.

  21. The Times of India is not a credible news outlet, because they have crazy stories like this all of the time! This story is pretty tame in comparison.

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