Last December, a U.S. Stealth drone was captured by Iranian forces. Iran claims they took control of the craft and landed it safely, while the U.S. claims the drone crash landed after a technical error. The White House asked Iran to return the item to them. Government officials couldn’t have been happy with what they got instead .
Iran sent a drone, alright. But instead of the original aircraft, it was a 1/80th scale toy model of the aircraft. Iran proudly noted that the toy would soon go on sale in Iran for four dollars.
White house officials, including Hilary Clinton, did not expect Iran to give the drone back to them, but felt obligated to try.
A toy military drone actually sounds pretty cool! Considering drones are generally controlled via video-game controllers, you could say that the craft is already a toy to begin with.