September 26, 2012

Iran refused to return the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone
it captured in December 2011

Iran has unveiled what it says is a new “indigenous” long-range unmanned drone capable of flying over most of the Middle East, state media report.

The Shahed (Witness) 129 had a range of 2,000km (1,240 miles) and could be equipped with bombs and missiles, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said.

[…] Last year, the Iranian authorities displayed a US drone which they claimed to have brought down electronically.

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