Iran claims building copy of captured American drone

Washington, May 12: Iran has ‘succeeded’ in copying an American drone it captured in 2011.

Tehran added that it would soon take the replicated aircraft on a test flight.

According to Fox News, state television in Iran broadcasted images reportedly showing a replicated US RQ-170 Sentinel drone alongside the original one.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was inspecting the aircraft during an exhibition organized by the country’s Revolutionary Guards air wing, said the unmanned drone is ‘very important for reconnaissance missions’, the report added. (ANI)