The Hill 
May 12, 2014
Iran claimed on Sunday it has successfully copied a U.S. drone that its government captured in late 2011.
“Our engineers succeeded in breaking the drone’s secrets and copying them. It will soon take a test flight,” an Iranian officer said on state TV, according to Agence France-Presse .
The Iranian network broadcasted images of the replicated drone. An Iranian officer also said some components of the U.S. drone had been erased.
“Some things had been erased and contained even more information. However, there were many codes, mysteries and obstacles.”