Transcript for Drone Technology in Hands of Iran?
One of our drones a top secret American weapon that's made such a difference in the war on terror is now in the hands of our adversaries. America's top intelligence officers are scrambling to figure out how this happened and what it means for national security and our national secrets. ABC's Martha Raddatz is tracking the story. The Iranians say they have their hands on an RQ 170. A secret stealth aircraft -- is the most. Answers cameras and listening devices were spying from the air. The US will say only -- drone malfunction over Afghanistan late last week in case of malfunction. It's designed to circle until it picks up a signal again or until it runs out of gas. Which means it could have glided into Iran largely intact. The drone is designed to automatically erase its sensitive data but even if it did the -- skin which keeps it invisible from radar. Could be an intelligence bonanza. If they're trying to figure out how to detect American stealthy systems in the future one now they've got something that allows them do that. The Iranians have not shown pictures of the -- they say they have but that may be because they don't want to reveal just how much. Or how little was left of the aircraft George -- Martha thanks.
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