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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Monday that it has successfully tested its own version of a U.S.-made drone based on one it captured in 2011.
State TV quoted Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the elite Revolutionary Guard, as saying the test was carried out earlier Monday.
"As we promised earlier this year, a test flight of the Iranian version of the RQ-170 was carried out and a video will be released soon," he said. Iran had displayed the drone earlier this year.
Iran has said it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinel, seized in December 2011 after it entered Iranian airspace from neighboring Afghanistan, and that it's capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft.
originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: TheCrowMan
I couldn`t find it right away, but I have read somewhere they claim to have extracted the software too.
Hardware they maybe could have gotten from China.
originally posted by: bjarneorn--->The US is either a Rogue state, that is dangerous in it's arrogance and self importance ... or they are intentionally being careless, to distribute the technology to lesser knowledgable states. Like Iran, and China.
What rockets? The ones that have only managed to shoot down one stealth aircraft since they were introduced?