(Image Source: Press TV)

BY MADISON MACK
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT


Iranian officials claim they have quote “cracked the codes” of the intelligence gathering system of the U.S. spy drone captured last year in Eastern Iran. Al Jazeera reports.

“Iranian media are reporting that the country is building a copy of the unmanned aircraft. The U.S. says Iran will find it difficult to use any information or technology it found.”

The Commander of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Forces told the semi-official Fars News Agency the downed stealth drone was a national asset.

He also claimed Iranian officials have full access to all of the drone’s information, providing examples of the drone’s flight history as evidence.  

“This drone was in California in October 2010 for some technical work and was taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan in November 2010. It conducted flights there but apparently faced problems..."

U.S. officials still contend the drone is far too sophisticated to be reverse-engineered by Iran. Senator Joe Lieberman, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee, gave his take on Fox News Sunday.

“I would take it with some skepticism. There’s a history here of Iranian bluster. I don’t have confidence at this point that they're able to make a copy of it. It’s a very sophisticated piece of machinery.”

But Al Araybia notes -- that hasn’t stopped other countries from lining up at the door, with hopes of getting their hands on the intel.

“...an adviser to Iran’s defense minister, said Tehran has received requests from many countries for information on the RQ-170 Sentinel, but Moscow and Beijing have been most aggressive in their pursuit of details on the drone. He did not elaborate.”

As of Sunday, the U.S. has not responded to the claims.


 

 

Iran Says It's Building a Copy of Downed US Spy Drone

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Apr 22, 2012

Iran Says It's Building a Copy of Downed US Spy Drone

 

(Image Source: Press TV)

BY MADISON MACK
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT


Iranian officials claim they have quote “cracked the codes” of the intelligence gathering system of the U.S. spy drone captured last year in Eastern Iran. Al Jazeera reports.

“Iranian media are reporting that the country is building a copy of the unmanned aircraft. The U.S. says Iran will find it difficult to use any information or technology it found.”

The Commander of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Forces told the semi-official Fars News Agency the downed stealth drone was a national asset.

He also claimed Iranian officials have full access to all of the drone’s information, providing examples of the drone’s flight history as evidence.  

“This drone was in California in October 2010 for some technical work and was taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan in November 2010. It conducted flights there but apparently faced problems..."

U.S. officials still contend the drone is far too sophisticated to be reverse-engineered by Iran. Senator Joe Lieberman, who sits on the Homeland Security Committee, gave his take on Fox News Sunday.

“I would take it with some skepticism. There’s a history here of Iranian bluster. I don’t have confidence at this point that they're able to make a copy of it. It’s a very sophisticated piece of machinery.”

But Al Araybia notes -- that hasn’t stopped other countries from lining up at the door, with hopes of getting their hands on the intel.

“...an adviser to Iran’s defense minister, said Tehran has received requests from many countries for information on the RQ-170 Sentinel, but Moscow and Beijing have been most aggressive in their pursuit of details on the drone. He did not elaborate.”

As of Sunday, the U.S. has not responded to the claims.


 

 

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