Iran to teach high school students how to track drone
TEHRAN (AP) - Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards paramilitary units plan to teach drone-hunting to school students, an Iranian newspaper reported on Monday.
The report by pro-reform Etemad daily quoted General Ali Fazli, acting commander of the Guard's Basij militia, as saying the new programme will be taught as part of a "Defensive Readiness" lesson in high schools from late September.
He did not elaborate but the plan suggests students would be taught how to track and bring down drone aircraft by hacking their computer systems.
Iranian hardliners have long sought a larger role for the military in the country's education system. Students at both junior and senior high schools currently take courses focusing on "civil defence."