Iran Releases Drone Production Line Images

iran drone line
(Press TV)

The Iranian regime reportedly released images this week of their drone production line. They say their drone is a replica of the US drone they captured in 2011. They plan on selling their drones to other countries.
Iranian Press TV reported:

Iran has for the first time released images of the production line of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which is manufacturing copies of the US ScanEagle drone.

The domestically-manufactured drones have been put into service by the Iranian Armed Forces.

On December 17, 2012, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said Iran launched the production line of ScanEagle drones, adding the IRGC Naval and Aerospace Division has been employing the UAVs.

Fadavi announced on December 4 that a US ScanEagle drone had been captured by Iranian forces over the Persian Gulf upon the aircraft’s intrusion into the Iranian airspace.

Iran has already released footage of the captured drone, which has a 10ft (3m) wingspan and is a long-endurance aircraft built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing.

Iranian experts have successfully decoded data extracted from the unmanned aircraft.

The US is using its fleet of drones in the Persian Gulf for spying operations.

The images were publicized after Iran released decoded video recordings obtained from a US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone downed and captured by the Islamic Republic in December 2011.

In related news… Aviation and defense experts say the tiny ‘radar-beating’ stealth fighter jet the regime unveiled last week looks like a toy and might not even be able to fly.

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  • Skandia Recluse

    Look at the size of those things. They’re huge.

  • pat

    They do not resemble any American military drone of recent years. It does resemble a civilian and non-military drone circa 2005.

  • shadow

    Well, they’re more advanced than Iran’s last drone.

  • Flintstone F.

    Papier mache and rubber bands. They didn’t steal our military technology they’re getting specs. from the Chinese space program.

  • paul52

    And Barry is going to Israel in the spring???? Better wear a helmet!… BTW, where is Leslie??? Gotta ban these things, ya know!

  • Finncrisp

    No people in the shot. Who knows , could be model airplanes for all we know. They left the rubber band part out for “realism”.

  • mark1973

    Everyone don’t kid yourselves. Iran does have the Drone technology…But it wasn’t because they were able to hack into it…It was because Obama had it flown in as a gift. Just as they had that Chinook helicopter carrying members of Seal Team Six into a pre-destined area where it could be shot down by islamist’s in afghanistan as a gift to the muslim’s and also as Seal Sniper Chris Kyle was Murdered as a gift to the muslim’s.

  • L.barney

    Thanks King O! NIMROD!!!!

  • dabbobean

    Where are the big rubber bands and red plastic propellers?

  • SomethingWicked

    It sucks that we provided them any technology but these are reconnaissance (spy) drones. Its not like they could “upscale” this design to make something that could be armed. Who do they intend on spying on with these Israel? Big whoop they can get more info with human intelligence. We use them in Iran to look at their secret nuclear facilities, monitor troop movements, etc. If they want info on Israel they can open a newspaper or watch the TV. Again, it sucks but it is of no consequence

  • bg


    Feb 7, 2013



  • saveus

    And a big shout out and thank you to obama who took no action to capture or destroy the drone.

  • Droll

    Strangest production line I have ever seen. Where are the tools, parts, jigs, etc? There seems to be little indication these RCA’s, or whatever they are, are being assembled in this room. it looks more like they are in storage awaiting further development (or photo opportunities).

  • SomethingWicked

    They are sitting on their shipping cases.

  • sablegsd

    They didn’t capture it. The muslim brotherhood in the WH delivered it unscathed to their front door. Seems there is no treason great enough to cause him to get tacked to a wall by his ears and punished in a manner which he has earned.

  • SomethingWicked
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  • shadow

    Everyone don’t kid yourselves. Iran does have the Drone technology…But it wasn’t because they were able to hack into it…It was because Obama had it flown in as a gift.

    Conspiracy Theory #2