The Odd Timing Of Iran's Drone Flight Announcement
Iran announced the first successful flight of a drone just as talks between Tehran and Western leaders over the country's nuclear program ramped up.By Jake Godin | November 11, 2014
In what may be some rather poor timing, Iran announced the first successful flight of a drone it copied from a downed U.S. reconnaissance drone … right in the middle of delicate talks over its nuclear program.
This video from Press TV shows the original RQ-170 Sentinel in Iranian hands after the military says it downed the aircraft almost fully intact three years ago.
Iranian media had reported the replica was completed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps earlier this year, but there was no evidence of the drone flying.