Iran claimed on Sunday that it has successfully recreated an American spy drone allegedly captured in 2011.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard showed off the copy of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel drone during a ceremony in Tehran, before the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to reports by local news agencies.
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In early December of 2011, the Iranian government claimed it had hacked an RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which allowed the country’s cyberwarware unit to land and capture it intact near the city of Kashmar. The U.S. government, after initially denying the claim, confirmed it had lost a CIA drone in Iran. Read more…