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Iran test flies RQ-170 drone

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 10, IRNA -- Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said on Monday that Iran has successfully tested a domestically produced version of the RQ-170 sophisticated stealth drone .

Talking to reporters, Hajizadeh also announced that several missile projects will be unveiled in near future.

The US RQ-170 Sentinel has been reverse-engineered by IRGC experts in about two years.

The aircraft was downed with minimal damage by the Iranian Armys electronic warfare unit on December 4, 2011, while flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) from the Afghan border.


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