December 12, 2011
Iran is set to produce its own drones modeled on a US spy craft intercepted over its territory. Experts are at the final stages of decoding the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone and are to copy it using reverse engineering technology.
Iranian lawmaker Parviz Sorouri, a member of parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, said the country has the capability to reproduce the drone, Iranian TV reports.
If Iran successfully reverse-engineers the drone it will get access to high-tech secrets such as the chemical composition of the device’s radar-deflecting paint or its sophisticated optics.
Drone lands in Iran.