|Iran airs decoded footage taken by U.S. spy drone||
TEHRAN – Iran on Wednesday broadcast footage and still images extracted from an advanced RQ-170 unmanned U.S. spy plane that it brought down in 2011.
The commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said during the broadcast, “After cracking the code of the aircraft, we found out that the aircraft had made a lot of flights in countries near Iran and had directed much fighting in Pakistan.”
In addition, during the program, pictures of a ScanEagle drone production line in Iran were broadcast for the first time.
Iran announced on December 4 that it had captured a U.S. ScanEagle drone that had violated Iranian airspace.
Hajizadeh had previously said, “U.S. drones of this model (ScanEagle) and another model, named the Shadow, which have crashed due to malfunctions or have been brought down by our air defense units, have been in our possession… A large number of this model of aircraft is being manufactured domestically.”
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