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Nah, Iran Probably Didn't Hack CIA's Stealth Drone


Captured Sentinel drone

The purported U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude reconnaissance drone, as shown on Iranian state TV in December.

Credit: AFP Photo/Iranian TV

Four months after capturing a crashed U.S. stealth drone near the Iran-Afghanistan border, Tehran claims it has hacked into the ‘bot’s classified mission-control system. If true, it could mean Iran is making good on its vow to reverse-engineer the stealthy, Lockheed Martin-built RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone and produce homemade copies.

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