iran right now and for seeable future will not have the ability to even fend off israel's current technology. so skip this plan and develop the generation after uav. it will be less expensive and better then giving the US all that money with nothing to show for us. besides they need us way more on this plane then we need them!!
U.S.-led coalition conduct 23 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. may allow Israeli upgrades to F-35 fighter jet