Skip to comments.Iran state television displays 'downed U.S. surveillance drone'
Posted on 12/08/2011 3:05:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Tags: Iran threat Iran
Iraninan state television displayed what it said was a downed U.S. surveillance drone on Thursday, days after U.S. officials expressed concern that Tehran would be able to glean information about a classified military program.
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Iranian military officials inspecting what they say is a U.S. drone, Dec. 8, 2011.
|Photo by: Iran TV|
According to the semi-official Fars news agency, in the televised segment, commander of the Revolutionary Guard's Aerospace Forces Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that Iranian forces uncovered the aircraft as it was about "to infiltrate our country's airspace for spying missions."
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Oh no, that accessory panel is where the SAND SPIDERS are stowed...!
HEY: Why in hell would they show this? Wouldn’t they want to keep us in the dark about how MUCH they’d recovered?
Crude welds at wing root, no landing gear. Its a mockup
This was unmanned?
Well, this should shut the mouth of that smug Judith Miller.
Crash damage maybe?
no because there were 3 plans to either get it back or blow it up and obama gave the order to do nothing because he did not want to cause a war with Iran.
Commando teams were ready to go and plans done but now lets just let them have our tech and hey who cares right I mean he gave our best ally the Uk nuclear submarine secrets away to the Russians and now look at how the relationship is.
This leader we have is a complete idiot and stupid and certainly an embarrassment.
“Where’s that button for the self destruct????”
That “aircraft” shown by the Iranians has major differences from an RQ-170.
It’s a fake.
oh no what is the liberal hack saying now?
(Images obtained through google, sources are in the link.)
at .47 in the video you can see damage on front of the wing and why cover the landing gear or shots from behind ,but LOL that dolt pointing at things and the other dolt nodding
Please cite the reference
On the news earlier,
He knew about this and plans were put into place, Jennifer Griffin who has a lot of respect reported this by sources in the Pentagon.
Teams were either to blow it up or try and take it but obama feared that if they went in then Iran would not be happy and obama thought it could cause a war with them thus they now can flaunt this system before us and have no fear from this country.
I thought the red white and blue flag with skulls
a nice touch though.
That's what I asked myself too? It seems that the genius designers forgot about that little detail!
If you loose contact how do you trigger it?
It seems odd that the military would not have incorporated into the drone a fail-safe self destruct program and device that would trigger in the event of catastrophic failure or loss of control in or near hostile territory.
It would take about $100 worth of electronics and C4 to accomplish and the Iranians would now be combing 1,000 square miles for little pieces of it instead of holding a complete unit.
Of course there is always the possibility that the Iranians were somehow able to take control of the unit, fully or partially. That might explain why it appears to have sustained only minimal damaged upon coming to earth.
Maybe Albubbadule will find out what the red button in the service compartment is for.
She said we would soon learn which side was doing the lying....(as though Iran was lying about having the drone in one piece), Obama hack that she is.
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