Iran claims 'capturing' foreign 'enemy drone'

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 06:30 hrs

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has said it has captured a foreign unmanned aircraft during a military exercise in southern Iran.

General Hamid Sarkheili, a spokesman for the military exercise, said the Guard's electronic warfare unit spotted signals indicating that foreign drones were trying to enter Iranian airspace, reports Fox News.

Sarkheili said Guard experts took control of one drone's navigation system and brought it down near the city of Sirjan where the military drills began on Saturday.

Sarkheili did not say whether the drone was American.

The CIA has declined to comment on the report.

Iran has claimed to have captured several U.S. drones, including an advanced RQ-170 Sentinel CIA spy drone in December 2011 and at least three ScanEagle aircraft. (ANI)

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