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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Iran unveils replica of the U.S. stealth drone that they captured in 2011

The above video is footage of Iran's replica of the stealth U.S. drone that they captured in December 2011. Iran has reverse engineered the Drone and is now flying the replica Drone. 

Video of captured U.S. stealth spy drone in Iran

Iran–U.S. RQ-170 incident

On 4 December 2011, an American Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran. The Iranian government announced that the UAV was brought down by its cyberwarfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it, after initial reports from Western news sources inaccurately claimed that it had been "shot down".[1] The United States government initially denied the claims but later President Obama acknowledged that the downed aircraft was a US drone and requested that Iran return it.[2][3]