Report: Iran 'spoofed' US drone's GPS to ground it

Iran continued to tout its technical prowess in bringing down a US drone Thursday, with one Iranian engineer saying the Islamic Republic was able to reconfigure the RQ-170's GPS system causing it to land in Iran instead of its homebase in Afghanistan, according to the Christian Science Monitor.
"The GPS navigation is the weakest point," the Iranian engineer told the paper, speaking on condition of anonymity for safety purposes, according the Monitor.
According to the engineer, the Iranian military was able to "confuse" the drone's navigational network in order to make it land "where we wanted to," according to the engineer.
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