TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian leaders on Sunday unveiled a bomber drone with a range of up to 1,000 kilometres, touting the Islamic republics home-grown capacity to resist attack, state media reported. Television footage showed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad applauding as a blue cloth covering the drone - called Karar (Assailant) was removed to reveal a short aircraft marked bomber jet in military-green. This jet, before it heralds death for enemies, is the messenger of salvation and dignity for humanity, Ahmadinejad said in a speech at the unveiling in a hall at Tehrans Malek Ashtar university. The broadcast showed the high-speed unmanned aircraft in flight, while Fars news agency quoted Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying the drone had a range of up to 1,000 kilometres. State television said the drone was built to carry and fire four stealth cruise missiles... and, depending on the mission, it can carry two bombs of 250 pounds each or a precision missile of 500 pounds. Ahmadinejad said Irans defence abilities should reach a point where we can cut off the aggressors arm before he acts, and if we miss, we should destroy him before he hits the target. The main message of the Karar bomber is to prevent any kind of aggression and conflict against Iran, which is embroiled in a standoff with the West over its nuclear programme, he added. The drone was unveiled on Irans annual Defence Industry Day, and two days after it test-fired a surface-to-surface missile also built domestically, called the Qiam (Rising). Iran is expected to follow up with series of military announcements during the nations government week, a period when Tehran boasts of its latest technological achievements. The country is also expected to test-fire a third generation Fateh (Conqueror) 110 missile, after having already paraded a version with a range of 150 to 200km. The production lines for two missile-carrying speedboats, Seraj and Zolfaqar, are also due to be inaugurated. Karars unveiling came days after Iran took delivery of four domestically built Ghadi mini-submarines, a stealth vessel designed to operate in shallow waters such as the Gulf. On the military front, General Ali Fadavi, a naval commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards, said earlier this month that the country is to mass-produce replicas of the Bladerunner 51, often termed the worlds fastest boat. "Iran will make the strategic, oil-rich Gulf region unsafe if it comes under attack over it nuclear programme," Yadollah Javani, deputy chief of the Guards, said at the start of August.