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April 22, 2012 9:15 am

Iran Claims it Can Replicate U.S. Spy Drone

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A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

Fox News – TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran claimed Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, related what he said were details of the aircraft’s operational history to prove his claim that Tehran’s military experts had extracted data from the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in eastern Iran, state television reported.

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