TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force on Saturday released the first photos of a US drone captured by Iran.

According to the IRGC, the photos show an American MQ-1C Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) now in possession of the IRGC forces.

It is not clear when exactly the drone has been captured by Iran.

The General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drone is a medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft that is an upgraded MQ-1 Predator as an extended-range multi-purpose UAV.

The aircraft can be fitted with the AGM-114 Hellfire missile or GBU-44/B Viper Strike guided bomb for attack missions.

In 2011, too, Iran had downed a US pilotless aircraft.

On December 4, 2011, an American Lockheed Martin RQ-170 sentinel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran.

The drone was brought down by the Iranian Armed Forces’ electronic warfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it.

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Red Commie
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2016-10-01 19:38

US spends billions developing these, then Iran reverse engineers them at fraction of price.Nice.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-01 21:45
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These drones were simply a preent from US govt. You don’t need to reverse engineer when the full plans are in the hard-drives or you get technology transfer from Israel. US private companies developed these and they didn’t spent billions in : these are nothing else than motorised sailplanes! US had already F-104 or F-4 “droned” in the 60’s, Lockheed produced a +Mach 3 drone carried by the SR-71 long ago

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-01 21:56
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In the same style, never hard of the Pakistani drone named Buraq (LOL, always makes me laugh, when you know what the Buraq is!)? It’s nothing else than a Rutan Long-EZ light plane, the plans are public domain, you can even DIY build a Long-EZ in your garage if you’ve got 2k-3k hours of free time and around 30k$ to spend!

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-02 01:21
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One thumbdowner who doesn’t know a s**t about aircrafts 🙂
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burraq_UCAV
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Long-EZ
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The Buraq is a flying donkey with a human face, ROFL!

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2016-10-01 19:00

Well done Iran. This has made my day.
I am pleased you gained the upgraded model as well.

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-01 22:04
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They received the access codes from the US, don’t be misled by propaganda, alliances are shifting!

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2016-10-02 12:33
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To thumbdowners : don’t you see that the US are letting down KSA? And that Rouhani was the guy who negotiated the IranGate contract? He’s not from the party of the mullahs.

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-02 14:06
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Iranian society has changed a lot too, Now KSA/Qatar/Turkey are seriously pissing off EU and even the US and Iran wants international recognition.

Jim Carey
Jim Carey
2016-10-01 19:01

هههههههههه

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Mohammad Javad Aghamahdi
2016-10-01 20:50

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

وزارت دفاع محترم ایالات متحده
با عرض سلام و خسته نباشید

طی تحقیقات صورت گرفته، پهپادی در اندازه های گلوبال هاوک و امثالهم در کشور ما ایران وجود ندارد
در حالیکه به وجود آن نیاز داریم ، لذا طبق سنوات گذشته از شما درخواست داریم
توجه خود را به مرز های ما مبذول داشته و یک فروند را جهت شناسایی ارسال نمایید

بدیهی است انجام این عمل از شما موجبات لرزیدن تن جک نورثروپ در گور و شعف هر چه بیشتر شرکت متبوعه خواهد شد

با تشکر
واحد مهندسی معکوس ایران????????

Sajad Ahmad Rather
Sajad Ahmad Rather
2016-10-02 03:10

Again reverse technology by Iran,Goooooooooooood

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-01 18:41
Jim Carey
Jim Carey
2016-10-01 19:01
Reply to  Tanner Akif

Man, shut up

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-01 19:01
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f**k you!

Rivera Nail
Rivera Nail
2016-10-01 20:01
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pudrete mal nacido Tanner Akif.

Quentin Afrouk
Quentin Afrouk
2016-10-01 20:02
Reply to  Tanner Akif

Ignorant terrorist supporter, get off this page.

Meriem Belkhodja
Meriem Belkhodja
2016-10-01 20:58
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VIVE POUTINE ! VIVE ASSAD ! VIVE LA SYRIE DE ASSAD !

Meriem Belkhodja
Meriem Belkhodja
2016-10-01 21:01
Reply to  Tanner Akif

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-01 21:07
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Quentin Arsehole. . Just because one doesn’t support the criminals ASSad and president Putrid. . It doesn’t mean one supports the terrorists like ISIS /Daesh. Now go crawl back in your assad loving rat hole. ????

Rafael Ma
Rafael Ma
2016-10-01 21:31
Reply to  Tanner Akif

Hahaha, funny guy, your desinformation doesn’t works in this page.

Enrico Gori
Enrico Gori
2016-10-01 21:37
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Don’t feed the troll, people 🙂

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-01 21:46
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Rafael Ma you’ve already consumed the bullshit propaganda from Russian and ASSads media so anything else to you would be “disinformation” ????

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-01 21:46
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Enrico Gori. Crawl back down your hole. ????