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Iran ‘mass producing’ copies of U.S. drone after reverse engineering design from machine it claims to have captured

UK Daily Mail [1]
Feb 12, 2013

Iran is rolling out a domestically-produced version of its own drone following the capture of a U.S.-made Scan Eagle last December, state television has claimed.

According to reports, the country’s military has successfully reverse engineered the avionics to replicate the U.S. drone and is producing them on a mass scale.

According to Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy, the Iran’s Naval and Aerospace Division has already deployed the home-brew models.

His comments regarding the production start up reportedly came on December 17, less than two weeks after the drone was supposedly captured of the Iranian coast on December 4.

The Revolutionary Guards said they had brought down a ScanEagle – one of the low-cost, long-endurance aircraft with a 10ft wingspan which is operated by the U.S..

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