Friday, February 8, 2013

Iran shows footage from 'downed US drone'

"...State television in Iran has aired video purporting to show footage extracted from a CIA drone captured inside the country's airspace in December 2011.
The Elite Revolutionary Guards released the video in a documentary broadcast late on Wednesday.
The al-Alam TV broadcast marked the first time the footage has been seen since the RQ-170 Sentinel was captured after it entered Iranian airspace from its eastern border with Afghanistan.
"By decoding data extracted from the drone, we found out that the aircraft had conducted many flights in Iran's neighbouring countries," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Guards' aerospace division, said in the broadcast.
The Guards aerospace division, which said it seized the unmanned aircraft, said the footage showed images of the drone landing at an airbase in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, as well as at a base in Pakistan.
In addition, the TV also showed images of an Iranian helicopter transporting the drone, as well as its disassembled parts being carried on a trailer.
Iran has previously claimed that it brought down the drone electronically by "spoofing" its GPS guidance system. ..."

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