A scale model of the US RQ-170 unmanned spy plane is displayed during a ceremony to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran's Azadi square February 11, 2012. © Raheb Homavandi / Reuters
The Guardian: Iran builds attack drone similar to captured US model, local media say
‘Thunderbolt’ drone said to be comparable to RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claimed to have shot down in 2011
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have built a new attack drone which is similar to a US unmanned aerial vehicle that was captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.
Iran claims to have reverse-engineered US spy drone
The semi-official Tasnim news agency said the “Saegheh” (“Thunderbolt”) drone was similar to the RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone. The country’s state-run Press TV said the long-range drone could carry four precision-guided bombs. Neither report gave figures for the drone’s range.
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WNU Editor: Iran is also claiming that they have recently captured a US MQ-1C drone .... Iran releases photos of recently captured US drone (PHOTO) (Trend News Agency).
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