Iran says new attack drone modeled on captured US RQ-170
Iranian media claimed Saturday, that the Revolutionary Guards had built a new attack drone which is similar to a US stealth drone captured five years ago.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday that the "Saegheh" drone was built by the Guards' 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 a Chinese delegation visited Iran and copied the US stealth 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 top secret US drone.