Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency says a ‘foreign’ reconnaissance drone has crashed in the country’s southwest.
Today’s report says the drone crashed on the outskirts of the town of Shush near the border with Iraq the day before, but did not provide further details. It did not say which country the unmanned aircraft belonged to or whether it was shot down.
Iran has claimed to have captured several US drones in recent years, including an advanced RQ-170 Sentinel CIA spy drone in December 2011 and at least three Boeing-designed ScanEagle aircraft.
Iran said last year it successfully tested its copy of the RQ-170 drone based on one it captured. Tehran says it is also copying the ScanEagle.