Iran experiments with captured U.S. drone

Iran experiments with captured U.S. drone

POSTED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 11:04am

Iran claims it has decoded video taken from a captured U.S. drone. Iranian state television showed the footage allegedly extracted from a CIA drone captured in 2011. The video aired late on wednesday and showed an aerial view of an airport and a city, said to be Kandahar in Afghanistan.

Iran has long claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ 170 Sentinel Drone and that it's capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft. In 2011 a U.S. official confirmed that a Sentinel went missing. There has been no official comment from the Pentagon on Iran's latest claim.


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