Iran to build copy of captured US drone, official says | Fox News I still dont see how they obtained this thing. These things are programmed that if they lose signal with them they will fly in circles for about 3 hours, and if signal is not acquired they have automatic programming to return to base. But yet this one lands safely in Iran? Makes no sense. Could this drone have been a payoff to one of our enemies? Giving Obamas history of appeasing it would not surprise me.