Called the Zohal - or Saturn in English - it said the unmanned spaceship is designed for 'aerial imaging' but added it can be used for 'various missions'.
It was unveiled by the country's offically sanctioned media on the same day it claimed to have launched a rocket into orbit with a test capsule capable of carrying a monkey into space.
The hardline Fars news agency illustrated its story with a photo of a flying saucer, akin to one appearing in a 1950s Hollywood B-movie, hovering over an unidentified wooded landscape.
The reports gave no indication of the spaceshipâ€™s size. But they indicated it was small by claiming, somewhat bizarrely, that it can also fly indoors.
'Easy transportation and launch and flying, making less noise, are some of the advantages of the device,' said ISNA, Iranâ€™s studentsâ€™ news agency.
'The device belonging to the new generation of vertical flyers is designed for aerial photography.
'It is equipped with autopilot, image stabiliser and GPS and has a separate system for aerial recording with full HD quality!'
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