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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Iranian state television shows picture of downed drone

Iranian state television has shown a picture of a downed American unmanned aerial vehicle that went missing on Sunday. The picture is at the top left of this post.
Revolutionary Guards Commander Ali Hajizadeh said on state TV that Iran's military had tracked the unmanned aircraft, which had entered Iran's eastern territory in order to carry out "spying missions."

"After it entered the eastern parts of the country, this aircraft fell into the trap of our armed forces and was downed in Iran with minimum damage," he said according to semi-official FARS news agency.

"With God's help, we were able to bring down one of America's most advanced planes... with minimal damage," Hajizadeh told state television, standing in front of the drone.

The Revolutionary Guards commander said that the drone was controlled from ground in bases in Afghanistan and the United States.

A NATO spokesperson had said shortly after Iran announced it was in possession of the drone that the RQ-170 Sentinel may have been the same one that had gone missing during a mission in Afghanistan.
What could go wrong?

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At 11:33 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Unless of course Obozoid allowed it to go to rest there...

At 12:57 AM, Blogger Thud said...

It seems a bit too ambitious for the Iranians to mock up a drone but something about the drone just doesn't sit right with me.


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