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Iran Says New Attack Drone Modeled on Captured US RQ-170

Saturday, October 1, 2016 5:04
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 1, 2016, 2:54 PM (IDT)

Iranian media claimed Saturday, that the Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. stealth drone captured five years ago.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday that the “Saegheh” drone was built by the Guard’s aerospace division and is similar to the RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone.
The report did not elaborate on the new drone’s range. 
Iran said last year that it had successfully tested its replica of the RQ-170.
In Aug. 2012, it was reported that Chinese delegation visited Iran and copied the U.S. stealthy RQ-170 drone.  A group of 17 Chinese experts had visited Iran not only to inspect, but also to collect and bring back to China some key components of the RQ-170 drone.

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