– Iran says it’s almost done decoding US drone (AP, Dec. 12 2011):
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran claims its experts are in the final stages of recovering data from the U.S. surveillance drone captured by Iranian armed forces.
Lawmaker Parviz Sorouri, from the parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, says the extracted information will be used to file a lawsuit against the U.S. for the “invasion” by the unmanned aircraft.
Sorouri also says Iran has the capability to reproduce the drone through reverse engineering. He didn’t elaborate. His remarks were carried by state TV on Monday.
The TV broadcast a video on Thursday of Iranian military officials inspecting what it identified as the RQ-170 Sentinel drone.
Iranian state media have said the unmanned spy aircraft was detected and brought down over the country’s east.