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Iran`s Revolutionary Guard denies drone capture

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 21:08

Tehran: Iran`s powerful Revolutionary Guard is denying that it captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.

A spokesman for the Guard, Yasin Hasanali, told The Associated Press that the drone was actually being used during the drill as a supposed enemy aircraft.

Iranian media yesterday quoted a spokesman for the Guard as saying that its electronic warfare unit had taken control of a foreign drone`s navigation system and forced it to land during the site of the military exercise.

Iran has claimed to have captured several US drones, including an advanced RQ-170 Sentinel CIA spy drone in December 2011 and at least three ScanEagle aircraft.

The Guard`s military exercise, code-named Great Prophet-8, ends Monday.


First Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 08:54
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