Drone wars: Iran airs footage taken from captured U.S. spy craft
The Islamic Republic has claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinal drone.
Click here to add C.I.A as an alert
Disable alert for C.I.A,
Click here to add Kandahar as an alert
Disable alert for Kandahar,
Click here to add Lockheed Martin as an alert
Disable alert for Lockheed Martin,
Click here to add Revolutionary Guard air force as an alert
Disable alert for Revolutionary Guard air force,
Click here to add White House as an alert
Disable alert for White House
Iran has broadcast images said to be taken from a C.I.A drone captured in 2011.
Iranian state TV aired the images on Wednesday, which it said showed an aerial view of an airport and a city, thought to be Kandahar in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Republic has claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinal drone, which the White House asked to be returned without luck.
The head of the Revolutionary Guard air force said initially Iran didn’t realise the drone belonged to the C.I.A, only discovering who owned it after it was brought down.
The U.S. uses drones both for surveillance and combat in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.
- Iranians captured in Syria: were they pilgrims or Revolutionary Guards?
- Iranian officials say they "captured" US drone
- Iran's proxy war with Israel plays out in Sudan, security sources leak key details
- The coup attempt that started a war: Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, its causes and consequences
- The Future is Now - the end of cheap oil