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Secret Data Recovered From U.S. Drone, Say Officials

April 23 2012


The Iranian military says it has gained access to the intelligence-gathering system and hard drives of a downed U.S. unmanned aircraft, reports the semi-official Fars news agency.

An RQ-170 Sentinel reconnaissance drone went down over Iran last December. Iran said it brought down the aircraft using electronic warfare; U.S. officials blamed a technical malfunction.

Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commanded of the aerospace forces of the Islamic Revolutiony Guards Corps (IRGC),...

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