BEIRUT The Iranian navy has banned the unauthorized use of drones in the capital Tehran, just after numerous stability scares induced by unpiloted aircraft that are progressively well-known with hobbyists and filmmakers.
The general personnel of the armed forces has issued an edict which means drones may perhaps only be applied if they have been presented permits from just one of two governing administration ministries or the condition broadcaster, a senior Innovative Guard commander mentioned on Monday.
“Traveling personal and own quadcopters … is forbidden in Tehran,” Seyed Ali Reza Rabiei, operations commander at the Tharallah navy foundation in Tehran, was quoted as stating by the Tasnim information web site.
In December, Iranian stability forces shot down a drone as it approached the Tehran places of work of the president and the supreme chief. Media later claimed the aircraft was getting operated by a movie crew capturing aerial footage for a documentary.
Past month, stability forces shot at a quadcopter that entered a restricted zone in central Tehran which then flew off.
(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh Editing by Robin Pomeroy)