posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 05:49 AM
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi says Iran has launched the production line of ScanEagle
“The production line of ScanEagle drones has been launched in Iran and it has already been employed by the IRGC Navy and Aerospace Division,”
Fadavi said on Monday.
Fadavi added that the US ScanEagle drone recently captured by the IRGC in the Persian Gulf was the third aircraft of its kind downed by Iranian
forces; the capture of the previous two ScanEagles had not been publicized.
US ScanEagle drone had been captured by Iranian forces over the Persian Gulf on December 4 , 2012. It is a long-endurance aircraft manufactured by
Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing.
Noting that the Scan Eagle is a purely tactical drone capable of recording 1.5 million hours, Fadavi added that Iran has previously captured two
Scan Eagle drones, and has fully extracted all their data.
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What do you say regarding these claims from Iranian Navy commander ? What will be its implication ? How will US and Israel react ? If true , this will
definitely increase Iran's defense capabilities.
edit on 17-12-2012 by UltraMarine because: (no reason given)