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Iran military says copying U.S. drone

Posted By admin On April 22, 2012 @ 4:15 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Marcus George
Reuters [1]
April 22, 2012

Iran’s military has started to build a copy of a U.S. surveillance drone captured last year after breaking the software encryption, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, said engineers were in the final stages of decoding data from the Sentinel aircraft, which came down in December near the Afghan border, Mehr news agency reported.

Iran said the unmanned aircraft was shot down, but Washington disputes that and says the security systems mean Iran is unlikely to get valuable information from the Lockheed Martin Corp drone.

“The Americans should be aware to what extent we have infiltrated the plane,” Fars news agency quoted Hajizadeh as saying. “Our experts have full understanding of its components and programmes.”

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/22/us-iran-military-drone-idUSBRE83L02I20120422

[2] U.S. says ‘no indication’ Iran shot down reconnaissance drone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-says-no-indication-iran-shot-down-reconnaissance-drone.html

[3] Iran military shoots down U.S. drone – state TV: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-military-shoots-down-u-s-drone-state-tv.html

[4] Iran says has images of restricted Israeli areas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-says-has-images-of-restricted-israeli-areas.html

[5] Iran says it can make copy of captured CIA drone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-says-it-can-make-copy-of-captured-cia-drone.html

[6] US’s military restraint on missing spy drone bolsters Israel’s Iran hawks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uss-military-restraint-on-missing-spy-drone-bolsters-israels-iran-hawks.html

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