DHAKA: Iran has decoded all the data from an advanced US spy drone that Iran brought down in 2011.
The commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced Monday, Tehran Times publishes the report on Tuesday.
Iran announced on December 4, 2011 that an advanced RQ-170 unmanned US spy plane had been brought down in eastern Iran near the border with Afghanistan by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic but did not say when the incident occurred.
‘We have decoded all the systems and (data storage devices) of the aircraft and obtained all the data from it,’ Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said.
‘There is nothing that we do not know about the aircraft. We know where the aircraft had gone step by step.’
He also said that the decoding of data showed that the drone had not carried out missions over Iranian nuclear facilities before it was brought down.
‘The aircraft, which was captured last year in the eastern part of the country, is a highly advanced spy aircraft, and the ability to evade radars is not its only important feature, but this stealth aircraft enjoys advanced technologies in several parts,’ he said.
‘The most advanced technologies in the world in this regard are in Iran’s possession through capturing this drone,’ he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Hajizadeh said that Iran has no cooperation with other countries, including China and Russia, in capturing drones and eliciting information from them.
BDST: 1705 HRS, DEC 11, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor, email@example.com
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