Aramco Attack: Drones Confirmed to be of Iranian Make

Report: Drones used in Saudi Aramco attack have Iranian components
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Iranian involvement in drone attacks that targeted Saudi Aramco facilities on Sept. 14 last year was further established by a report published by Conflict Armament Research (CAR).

CAR documented a component called the “vertical gyroscope” and according to UAV experts familiar with this technology, such vertical gyroscopes “have not been observed in any UAVs other than those manufactured by Iran.”

 “The gyroscopes appear to be of the same make — yet not the same model — as a unit that Saudi authorities recovered following the aerial attack on the Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 14.”

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CAR findings follow a recently released report from the United Nations, saying its experts saw a similar gyroscope from an Iranian drone obtained by the US military in Afghanistan, as well as in a shipment of cruise missiles seized in the Arabian Sea bound for Yemen.

A gyroscope is a device that helps orient and guide a drone or missile to its target. The gyroscopes in question bear no manufacturer’s name and come in at least two versions labelled as V9 and V10, according to the reports. Their four-digit serial numbers also appear sequential, suggesting the same manufacturer had built all of those found.

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Saudi Arabia, the United States and other countries have blamed Iran for the Aramco attack Iran denied any involvement in.

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