The US drones hovering over Iran have provided Iran an opportunity to down any of these and reproduce the replicas through reverse engineering.
It is reported that Iran is producing drones which exactly look like American drone Sea Eagle, which Iran downed in December 2012. The Iranian military has successfully replicated the drone through reverse engineering the avionics and is reported to be producing in a mass scale.
According to Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy, the Iran's Naval and Aerospace Division has already deployed the home-brew models.
It may be recalled that Iran rejected a U.S. call for the return of the drone after it was downed. However, the US authorities insist that the drone crashed due to malfunction.