Monday, April 23, 2012

Tehran building a copy of crashed US spy drone

Iran has boasted a major propaganda victory against the United States, saying that it has unscrambled the codes of an American spy drone that came down over Iranian territory last year, and has started to make a copy of it.

Iranian military officials claim to have reverse-engineered the drone, a bat-winged RQ-170 Sentinel deployed in some of America's most sensitive surveillance operations worldwide, a claim that will prove embarrassing to the US intelligence establishment. 

The drone, equipped with stealth technology that makes it virtually undetectable on radar, came down over Iran last December.

Read more: The Independent


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