Iran captures US Drone. Claims that they will reverse engineer it…pfft, Child Please
(Daily Mail)–Iranian experts are planning to ‘reverse engineer’ the U.S. drone captured by its armed forces in a bid to recover data and mass-produce a superior version of the aircraft. Tehran has been flaunting the capture of the downed U.S. drone which ‘violated Iran airspace’, with experts saying the drone could now be reproduced through reverse engineering. Gen Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, said on state television that the violation of Iran’s airspace by the U.S. drone was a ‘hostile act’ and warned of a ‘bigger’ response. Keeping it: Iran says it will not return the US RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude reconnaissance drone that crashed in Iran earlier this month. Officials in Iran even believe they can ‘mass produce’ the captured bat-winged stealthy RQ-170 Sentinel and build a ‘superior’ version following its crash on December 4. Parviz Sorouri, the head of Iran’s parliamentary national security committee, said today: ‘Our next action will be to reverse-engineer the aircraft. ‘In the near future, we will be able to mass produce it … Iranian engineers will soon build an aircraft superior to the American [drone] using reverse engineering.’ Iranian officials say a Revolutionary Guards cyber-warfare unit hacked the aircraft’s flight controls. Sorouri said Iran experts were in the ‘final stages of cracking (the drone’s) code’. Graphic: The RQ-170 was reportedly used to watch former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden during the Navy SEAL mission that killed him. He also denied accusations from the U.S. that Iran didn’t have the technology to replicate the drone, and that it would only be able to do so with Russian of Chinese help. He added: ‘we will not need Russian or Chinese cooperation’ to copy the drone. ”Iranian engineers will soon build an aircraft superior to the American [drone] using reverse engineering. ”They will definitely not be involved. This great defensive capability is reserved for us, and we are not ready to share it with others. ‘We will use this capability as a deterrence. And I doubt the Islamic republic would share this technology with other countries.’Iranian television broadcast video last Thursday of Iranian military officials inspecting what it identified as the RQ-170 Sentinel drone. Gen Salami called its capture a victory for Iran and a defeat for the U.S. in a complicated intelligence and technological battle.’Iran is among the few countries that possesses the most modern technology in the field of pilotless drones. The technology gap between Iran and the US is not much,’ he said. Worries: U.S. officials are concerned about the Iranians potentially sharing or selling what they could have recovered of the aircraft to China or Russia
You want to know how I know Iran can’t reverse engineer our drone and copy our technology? Because they are keeping it high school basketball gym. Like really Iran, you don’t even have some kind of high tech Area 51 type place to keep that in? These pictures alone make it hard for me to respect Iran’s ability to reverse engineer anything. But yeah…keep telling yourself that ‘the technology gap between US and Iran is not much’. The fact that they think they can make it better is such a joke. America invents basically everything. You can’t look at something that we crashed, take it apart, put it back together and make it better. America would have done it already if it were that easy.
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