Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

Iran releases evidence of US drone decoding

Iran released a video obtained from the wreckage of the US drone surveillance aircraft, US RQ-170, it shot down last year in December.

All the data obtained from the aircraft has been decoded according to Senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh.

Earlier in April, the country’s military officers announced that Iranian experts have decoded the drone’s intelligence gathering system and hard discs, but provided little evidence of the breakthrough.

However, the newly released video specifics the first samples of the unmanned air vehicle’s activities, including flying around the Kandahar airfield (KAF) in Afghanistan, a building under observation and a Reaper drone parked at the KAF.The Drone named, ScanEagle is an American made unmanned aircraft. Tehran accuses that the drone was capturing intelligence on Iran. The drone was captured by Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy, according to news report published in Russia Today.

The ScanEagle is manufactured by Boeing and is four feet long with a 10-foot wingspan.

The aircraft is said to have crossed into the Iranian airspace through Afghanistan border.

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