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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Was anyone in the Predator hurt? /s
Love the headline! Gave me a good laugh on a day I needed one.
That doesn’t make sense. Obama got elected to a second term and the Iranians still don’t like us? Guess we’ll just need to try harder to be nice. If we do that I just know they’ll start to like us more.
Isn't the timing of the story interesting: after the election. I'm sure it was just an oversight -- not.
I just stole a word from you. Great way to spell it. LOL
President Obama ordered a immediate search and rescue effort to save the pilots.
“We leave no one behind” the President said.
I guess they need to go back to the predator Obama let them “acquire” and take some more notes.
Good try though...he he he
Batchelor's sources told him that the deal and visit were to be consummated in February (for maximum effect before the election), but that talks stalled, and the recent provocations by Iran were intended as irritants to bring Valerie Jarrett back to the table. Yes, the half-Iranian socialist thugess, alumnus of the corrupt Daley Chicago gang, is negotiating away the security of the Middle East on our behalf.
the SU-25 is NOT a FIGHTER jet, any more than a 777 is a “fighter jet”.
This is like how journalists say EVERY rifle is an AK and every pistol is a GLOCK.
Maybe they wanted to ding it so they could recover it and acquire the technology
EDUCATED GUESS ONLY:
Reasonably sure the drone has some form of radar detection & advisory system...
...that would advise the pilot and weps officer that the bird was being painted by threat radar--perhaps even with threat azimuth...
So the pilot could remotely fly the drone through at least some basic climbs/dives and directional changes....
....that would prolly be enough to really screw-up ol' Mockmood's missile alignment or machine-gun scope-dope...
My question would be...
Where were the US FA-18's that should have splashed these Iranians 0.7 seconds after their first missile came off the rail?
My post was removed for some reason. I have no idea why.
Here is an idea. Maybe we will get into a shooting war with Iran, OK. And guess who will be the CIC?
If Rom had won they would say that Republicans are cowboys who start wars.
Now we can blame the apocalypses on O.
(Of course no one will probably be left to vote anyway.)
Maybe they were just trying to scare it away.
I’m not sure I even believe this story about the drone.
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.