The Fars News Agency – partially funded by the Iranian government – says that Iran has built a flying saucer called Zohal and used this image in the story. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
To say the photo looks suspect is an understatement. But no context was given for the photo. However, the machine is said to be used for aerial imaging and was described as such:
The flying machine is equipped with an auto-pilot system, GPS (Global Positioning System) and two separate imaging systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality and is able to take and send images simultaneously.
Zohal uses a small, portable navigation and monitoring centre for transmission of data and images and can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces.
Now where it gets strange is that according to PopSci, the Iranian Student News Agency also reported on the story and used an image of the DraganFlyer X6 in their story, which is more of a rotocopter. So who the hell knows what the thing really looks like, if it even exists. [Fars via PopSci]