China military: An unidentified Iranian engineer recently disclosed the details that Iran shot down American RQ-170 "sentinel" UAV by the means of electronic warfare. On the same day, Russian customs intercepted 18 to Iran that the radioactive metal.
He said Iran seized from the previous use of other types of U.S. drone technology on access to information, cut off this "Sentinel" unmanned aerial vehicles and the link between the command and then reset the GPS coordinates of unmanned aerial vehicles to guide their landing in Iran. "Iran through electronic warfare technology, so that unmanned aircraft landed at the place we want it to land."
Former U.S. National Security Agency analyst John Pescatore Ray questioned, he believes that Iranian engineers to describe the process of seizing UAV "unconvincing."
Pescatore Ray pointed that this year in October, the U.S. Air Force announced the operating system was part of UAV viruses. "If the virus can invade the system, then there are definitely targeted malware can, however, if Iran wants action to be successful, must have prior approval of the RQ-170 'sentinel' UAV operating system details, I doubt very much whether they can get this information. "