Eventually, a video allegedly showing the copy of Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) drone manufactured by reverse-engineering of U.S. Sentinel drone captured in December 2011 was released.
On Nov. 10, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, announced that a domestic version of the RQ-170 drone, modified to carry out both bombing and reconnaissance missions, had made its maiden flight.
“The footage of its flight will be released soon,” he told reporters.
Eventually, a video showing the copy of the Sentinel flying somewhere over Iran, filmed both from the ground and from an accompanying helicopter has been released.
The footage of the flying drone looks genuine; what seems to be a bit weird is the sequence of the RQ-170 landing on the runway: more than a UAV, the aircraft moves and reacts to the remote pilot’s input as a small remotely piloted scale model….
Since the first prototype was a smaller copy of the Sentinel (60% the size of the original RQ-170) which flew about four months ago, one might wonder whether the landing drone depicted in the footage is not the full scale replica but the smaller original prototype.
Furthermore, some frames of the landing video seem to be computer generated.
Judge by yourself at min 06:49.
H/T to Soufiane Nourredine for the heads-up
In my opinion this prototype is developed for two purposes. First the radar cross section measurements and second the aerodynamic tests. As you may know, what makes an unmanned aviator a spy one is its ability to be invisible to radars. While this model is a stealth one, the other features as size, propulsion engine and control systems can be fixed easily in the next versions.
LOL What a piece of crap. Iran is hilarious. They think people are actually scared of their crappy model planes and fake videos. Remember that fighter jet they pretended to have? hahaha Iran is so pathetic, followed closely by Russia.
yes that’s wreck and for that wreck obama put his prestige away and asked iran its return.