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Iranian Schools Prepare Students for 'Drone Hunting'

The Iranian military intends to teach children the hacking of drone controls rather than how to shoot them down with conventional weapons.
By Kochava Rozenbaum
First Publish: 8/21/2013, 2:27 PM

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Iranian high school students will soon know how to hunt for U.S. drones and learn how to hack the drone's controls. The school children will receive lessons by the country’s Revolutionary Guards paramilitary units in order to promote civil defense in Iran.

The plans were unveiled on the 60th anniversary of the coup in Iran which deposed Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh after he restricted the flow of oil to the West.

A section on hunting and downing spy drones is to be included in the Iranian school curriculum, said Lieutenant Commander of the Basij Forces, Brigadier General Ali Fazli

Iran has already started teaching the course tp students in junior and senior high schools. Their two to three hour courses focus on ‘civil defense.’

The Iranian government has long sought a larger role for the military in the country's education system.

In 2011, Iran first captured a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel drone after it entered Iranian airspace and claim to have seized more U.S. drones since, including a Boeing-designed ScanEagle.