Iranian television has shown the test flight of a UAV that the country's military claims to have made based on reverse-engineering an American RQ-170 Sentinel that crashed in 2011, Agence France-Presse reports.

The downed UAV that the Iranians used was apparently on spy mission, trying to get information on Iran's nuclear sites, according to the report. Iran claimed to have taken control of the craft and forced it down, while American officials claimed the crash was the result of technical malfunction.

The plane shown in the broadcast looks very much like the downed American UAV, AFP reported.

Read the full report at Defense News.

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