Are Iran's claims of 'spoofing' U.S. drones overblown?
Iran’s capture of an unmanned U.S. spy drone earlier this month proved quite a coup for Tehran and a major embarrassment for Washington. Iran says it brought down the RQ-170 Sentinel using electronic warfare. The U.S. says it malfunctioned. So does Iran now have the know-how to “spoof” or override the controls of U.S. military drones? Researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have been studying the possibilities of spoofing GPS systems. And they believe Iran’s claims may be somewhat overblown. WRS’s Tony Ganzer spoke to Christina Pöpper, a PhD student at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Information Security: