Iran has claimed to hack and bring down a surveillance drone spying on it during a military exercise on Saturday.
Iranˈs Revolutionary Guard Corps conducted a hacking operation on foreign surveillance during the first day of military exercises going on with the name of Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8).
Islamic Republic News Agency reports that Iran’s General Hamid Sarkheili who is also a spokesman for Payambar-e Azam 8 war games told the media that surveillance drone was hacked outside the military exercise zone.
General Hamid stated that “Iranˈs Revolutionary Guard Corps are keeping an eye on every spy drone movements in far distance and that’s how the suspicious drone movement was observed, controlled and hacked down by the use of electronic war.”
This is not the first time when Iran has taken down a spy drone, in 2011 Iran took down an American surveillance drone flying over Iran illegally. The claim was denied by US but tables were turned when Iran released a video of the hacked spy drone.
General Hamid Sarkheili claims that “IRGC drones are now monitoring the movements of the hypothetical enemy in the wargame zone, while electronic warfare units are wiretapping enemy communications.”
At the time of publishing this article, Iran didn’t accused or mentioned any country of spying via drone. However, Iran has been accusing US for spying over its Nuclear Power Stations for a long time.