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Questions remain regarding captured RQ-170

9th December 2011 - 16:31 GMT | by in London


Images of an alleged US Air Force RQ-170 Sentinel UAV have been aired on television following claims that Iran has captured the ‘low-observable’ and highly-secretive ISR airframe.

Shown on 8 December, footage showed Iranian military officials examining what appeared to be the fuselage of the UAV. Unofficial reports suggest the UAV had flown across Afghanistan’s western border into Iranian airspace.

The US Office of the Secretary of the Air Force refused to comment, telling Shephard that there was no official statement regarding the incident.

In an address to the media, a Pentagon spokesperson admitted that a UAV had gone missing

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