IRAN TO DISPLAY FOREIGN DRONES IN ITS POSSESSION
Iran plans to put foreign spy drones it has in its possession on display in the near future. Local reporters and foreign ambassadors based in Tehran will be allowed to visit the exhibition.
The latest domestically manufactured electronic warfare equipment will also be put on show.
The foreign unmanned aircraft that Iran has are four Israeli and three U.S. drones.
The most advanced spy drone in Iran's possession, which was recently downed, is RQ-170 unmanned U.S. plane, which the Islamic Republic announced on December 4 had been brought down by the country's armed forces.
The first video footage of the RQ-170 Sentinel, nick-named the Beast of Kandahar, was broadcast on Iranian television on December 8.
The drone had entered Iran from the eastern neighboring Afghanistan.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in a recent exclusive interview with Fox News, said that the stealth drone campaign along the Iran-Afghanistan border will "absolutely" continue, Tehran Times reported.
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