Drones like the Fotros, or its American counterpart the Reaper, aren't really like that—at least not yet. These are slow planes, designed primarily for reconnaissance and surveillance; they serve as flying cameras that sometimes drop bombs. That makes them bad at air-to-air combat, where they have to depend on other airplanes and anti-air weapons to support them. For the United States, which is skilled at shooting down opposing aircraft, this means it's not too hard to clear the skies so that Reapers can fly their full 1,150-mile range with relative impunity. Iran's Fotros, despite its claimed range of around 1,250 miles, is limited not only by the drone itself, but also by the availability of protection by the Iranian Air Force.