Iran claims to have successfully copied a U.S. drone it captured in December 2011, with state television broadcasting – and even the country’s supreme leader tweeting – images of the replicated aircraft.
Tehran captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel in 2011 while it was in its airspace, reportedly on a mission to spy on the country’s nuclear sites.
At the time, U.S. military officials tried to play down the incident, saying Iran did not have the technology to decipher its secrets, and President Barack Obama asked the Islamic republic to return the Sentinel to no avail.
But a military officer said in footage, released Sunday, that they had cracked the code.
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