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]

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  • Butter Knife

    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.

  • Butter Knife

    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.

    • Skeptik

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

  • Kali23Yuga

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

  • Kali23Yuga

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

  • Kali23Yuga

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

  • grooveboss

    I think the desert sun got to them

  • grooveboss

    I think the desert sun got to them

  • http://twitter.com/audiotruther Audio Truther

    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

  • http://twitter.com/audiotruther Audio Truther

    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

  • DeepCough

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

  • DeepCough

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

  • Kyle Willey

    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.

  • Kyle Willey

    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.

  • HOODRIDE JIM

    They stole the tech from the Nazi

  • HOODRIDE JIM

    They stole the tech from the Nazi

  • ShakestheMighty

    Definitely no pigs in space there….

  • ShakestheMighty

    Definitely no pigs in space there….

  • ShakestheMighty

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

  • Skeptik

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

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  • http://twitter.com/MiddleAmericaMS MiddleAmericaMS

    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.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/MiddleAmericaMS MiddleAmericaMS

    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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