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November 10, 2014 5:45 am

IRNA Reports Iranian Copy of Captured U.S. Drone Takes First Flight

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An artist depiction of the Lockheed Martin-designed RQ-170 Sentinel that was caught in Iranian airspace in 2011. Photo: WikiCommons.

An artist depiction of the Lockheed Martin-designed RQ-170 Sentinel that was caught in Iranian airspace in 2011. Photo: WikiCommons.

Reuters – An Iranian copy of a U.S. reconnaissance drone captured in 2011 has taken its first flight, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday.

In December 2011, Iran said it had captured a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran that had been reported lost by U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

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