Skip to comments.Two Iranian fighters open fire on U.S. Predator(couldn't hit the broad side of a barn)
Posted on 11/08/2012 7:43:56 PM PST by VA Voter
It has been confirmed that Iranian jets opened fire on an unmanned U.S.drone last week raising fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression.
A Predator drone operating off the coast of Kuwait, in international waters, was fired upon by two Su-25 Iranian fighter planes said George Little, the Pentagon press secretary.
The incident occurred on November 1st at 4.15 a.m. eastern time and wasn't revealed publicly because the drone was on a classified mission.
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Other than getting his info from wikipedia, I am wondering what is the stall speed of the SU 25 at the altitude it was at. And if the Predator had any anti missile technology onboard.
The landing speed of SU-25 is about 160 mph, with fully deployed flaps. But a tank killer aircraft, such as SU-25, doesn't need to shoot at the drone. It is enough to pass near it, if the pilot is good enough. The drone probably will not survive the turbulence.
thanks for the title ‘adjustment’.
Perhaps they really didn’t want to hit it. It was a provocation. Just like the Russian sub in our waters.
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