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
Here is a report by Janes. It was a remote controlled sub-par, scaled down version.
LOL. Don’t worry David, it’s not “somehow suspicious”. It’s just painfully fake.
What’s more surprising than their inability to build a real UAV, is their inability to even make a decent propaganda effort at it.
1st i know iranian & 2nd my english is not well, i can tell you many iranian did not any care to this subject. about 90 % of iranian have very difficult life and have many daily problem like as their financial issue. i know iranian very well and i promise to you 90 % did not any care that the government say truth or lie. people just working so hard to live.
This is probably the most realistic response on here.
This is more professional! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG5VK8l9nfg