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Iran airs images allegedly extracted from US drone

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Iran has long claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinel and that it's capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft. -Photo by AP
Iran has long claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinel and that it's capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft. -Photo by AP

TEHRAN:Iran's state TV has broadcast footage allegedly extracted from the CIA drone captured in 2011.    The video, aired late Wednesday, shows an aerial view of an airport and a city, said to be Kandahar, Afghanistan.    

Iran has long claimed it managed to reverse-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinel and that it's capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft.

The TV also showed images purported to be the Sentinel landing at a base in eastern Iran.

The Revolutionary Guard's airspace chief, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, says in another part of the video that only after capturing the drone, Iran realized it ''belongs to the CIA.''

Iran claims it ''took control of the drone and landed it'' but U.S. officials have said it malfunctioned and had to land.

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umad (@umad003)
Feb 08, 2013 02:58am
US had previously denied loss of any of its DRONE,,,
zalim_khan
Feb 07, 2013 06:24pm
"Well done Iran, all credit to you" ..."Three Cheers" the "rest of the arab brothers cannot even make a paper aeroplane!"
SBL Banker
Feb 07, 2013 09:30am
Good Work!