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Iran says it has built copy of captured American drone, will take it on test flight
Fox News ^ | 05-11-2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 05/11/2014 7:10:21 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

Iran says it has “succeeded” in copying an American drone it captured in 2011 and will soon take the replicated aircraft on a test flight.

State television in Iran broadcasted images Sunday apparently showing a replicated US RQ-170 Sentinel drone alongside the original one, according to the AFP.

"Our engineers succeeded in breaking the drone's secrets and copying them,” an officer in the footage reportedly said. “It will soon take a test flight."

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who was inspecting the aircraft during an exhibition organized by the country’s Revolutionary Guards air wing, said the unmanned drone is “very important for reconnaissance missions," the AFP reports.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: drone; drones; iran

1 posted on 05/11/2014 7:10:21 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016
A bunch of Moslem script-kiddies hacking a 5,000 pound drone together and flying it at 300 mph over Iranian air space?

This could be fun!

2 posted on 05/11/2014 7:17:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Let’s blow it out of the air just for fun.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 7:17:34 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The only problem with that sort of thing is the fact that when we develop a technology like that, we generally develop the means to defeat or detect it at the same time. At the very least we have a major head start.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I suspect that they may discover a few teeny weeny quality control issues. That is if this aircraft is anything but a fiberglass mock up.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 7:19:53 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: PaulCruz2016

These are the same people who tried to pass off a fiberglass fishing boat as a stealth fighter.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 7:19:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PaulCruz2016
Iran says it has “succeeded” in copying an American drone it captured in 2011 and will soon take the replicated aircraft on a test flight.

2011? Man, are they slow. The Chinese would've had a copy up in test flight in a year. Then again, maybe they used Chinese advisors to make the copy. Getting it in the air is one thing, control is another, and whether it functions as the original is problematic.

7 posted on 05/11/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: PaulCruz2016
And I'm the true Queen of England...

/johnny

8 posted on 05/11/2014 7:26:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Awesome!
Iv always wondered the engineering limits of paper mache and duct tape


9 posted on 05/11/2014 7:26:44 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Congrats on decoding our throw away GPS guided drones. We are on to much better things that aren’t as easily fooled as GPS. If they can hack them and plan on deploying it, good luck stopping us doing so in return.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT by drunknsage
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11 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Actually made in China:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__5455__Predator_UAV_74in_Spy_Plane_ARF.html


12 posted on 05/11/2014 7:42:06 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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13 posted on 05/11/2014 7:47:00 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: martin_fierro

14 posted on 05/11/2014 8:00:18 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Iran says it has “succeeded” in copying an American drone it captured in 2011 and will soon take the replicated aircraft on a test flight.

An engineer can say that he has succeeded in building an aircraft only AFTER a series of test flights - not before the first one.

15 posted on 05/11/2014 8:12:27 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Greysard

yeah... till then all it might have is an expensive sculpture


16 posted on 05/11/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Meanwhile 100 able bodied pilots have signed up for the task!


17 posted on 05/11/2014 8:17:49 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Who wants to fly in the first drone??


18 posted on 05/11/2014 8:19:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Ignore the “MH370” markings


19 posted on 05/11/2014 8:33:39 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: PaulCruz2016
"Iran says it has built copy of captured American drone..."


20 posted on 05/11/2014 9:06:06 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All they need is a 3D printer to replicate that drone and I’m pretty sure Iran has one.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 9:21:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: centurion316

They snatched it out of the air unscathed no doubt with Russian / Chinese guidance. They copied it with Russian / Chinese guidance.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 12:20:09 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?e)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Of all of soetoro’s ****ups I forgot about this one.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 12:23:23 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?e)
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They should name their first drone after obama..

Afterall he gifted it to them.

24 posted on 05/12/2014 4:21:32 AM PDT by Pietro
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-——They should name their first drone after obama——

They will name it for the Shia patriarch....... Hussein


25 posted on 05/12/2014 4:25:09 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: 353FMG

The airframe is the easy part. The software and firmware and sensors and control is the hard part.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I beg to differ..... never underestimate anyone who have had operational Magic Carpet rides for at least 800 years......


27 posted on 05/12/2014 6:43:46 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Pietro
They should name their first drone after obama..

First the dung beetle and now this? Where will it end?

28 posted on 05/12/2014 8:02:53 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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