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Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 10:32 AM
http://previous.presstv.ir/photo/20111204/pirhayati20111204145914810.jpgAn American RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned reconnaissance aircraft (file photo)
A senior Iranian military official says Iran's Army has shot down a remote-controlled reconnaissance drone operated by the US military in the eastern part of the country.


The informed source said on Sunday that Iran Army's electronic warfare unit successfully targeted the American-built RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft after it crossed into Iranian airspace over the border with neighboring Afghanistan.

He added that the US reconnaissance drone has been seized with minimum damage.

The RQ-170 is a stealth unmanned aircraft designed and developed by Lockheed Martin Company.

The US military and the CIA use the drone to launch missile strikes in Afghanistan and in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.

The unnamed Iranian military official further added that “due to the clear border violation, the operational and electronic measures taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran's Armed Forces against invading aircraft will not remain limited to the Iran's borders.

The report comes as the United States has beefed up its military presence in and around the Persian Gulf region in recent months in the wake of popular uprising in Bahrain.

The US Department of Defense says Washington is closely monitoring the developments in Bahrain, which is the headquarters of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet and holds some 4,200 US service members.

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http://www.presstv.ir/detail/213765.html

wardd
12-04-2011, 10:37 AM
that's an act of war to shoot down our spy planes

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 10:40 AM
that's an act of war to shoot down our spy planes

Had to save that one. :)

wardd
12-04-2011, 10:46 AM
1 if they did shoot it down will we admit it?

2 if it did go down , was it an on board fault or a shoot down?

3 ah ah, i forget what 3 is

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-04-2011, 11:07 AM
3 is "do we believe them when they say they've got it almost intact?".

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 11:29 AM
3 is "do we believe them when they say they've got it almost intact?".

That doesn't sound kosher. It is an unstable airframe so if they knocked out the systems chances are it spun or tumbled in.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-04-2011, 11:38 AM
Now he's an expert on military systems and aircraft loss. Wow, this guy is versatile.

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 11:40 AM
Now he's an expert on military systems and aircraft loss. Wow, this guy is versatile.

I dunno, Over 8000 hrs as PIC in various airframes. Nah, Don't know ****e. :)

Gotta love the Hate mongers. :)

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-04-2011, 11:42 AM
So why have you been chronically unemployed and have nothing? Weird.

You are in your mid forties, and apparently have all these excellent qualifications that pay well, yet here you are, nothing. Maybe you have an attitude problem, maybe you wasted your money, or maybe, just maybe, you lied about all this stuff. I know what I think ;)

Peerie Maa
12-04-2011, 11:45 AM
Any aircraft forced down is going to be beat up. Cut the guy some slack will you.

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 11:46 AM
So why have you been chronically unemployed and have nothing? Weird.

Don't know who your talking about. Sure as hell isn't me. I work for myself and get by just fine. Working on plans for the next boat and I think I will call her...

"PMJ says I am Chronically unemployed" Catchy, But might have issues putting it on the transom. :)

Peerie Maa
12-04-2011, 11:48 AM
A lot of boats deserve "Chronically unemployed" on their transom. Keep it snappy. ;)

Chris Coose
12-04-2011, 12:03 PM
When it comes to war action news there is nothing to be believed.

Gerarddm
12-04-2011, 12:23 PM
Anyway, back to the Iranians... I would take with a considerable grain of salt - say, around the size of a VW Bug - anything the Iranians say or claim.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-04-2011, 12:24 PM
Absolutely.... they only claim results in areas that America or a similiar western would have to be silent on...It is a game of internal propaganda rather than real news.

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Anyway, back to the Iranians... I would take with a considerable grain of salt - say, around the size of a VW Bug - anything the Iranians say or claim.

Well, Two things stick out. First they are running Russian EW gear and have Russian technical assistance. Two if you remember our Drone system was hacked several times one most recently causing them to shut it all down for a period of time. Data links are not hard to disrupt.

I think there is still some embarrassment about when the afganis were intercepting live predator feeds to direct their own movements. Again Russian tech and the software can still be downloaded by anyone on torrent.

Chris Coose
12-04-2011, 12:29 PM
You'd think the resident conspiracy theorist would harken to that immediately. But there is a certain revelry in chaos that overrides the conspiracy.

Ron Williamson
12-04-2011, 12:43 PM
I'm surprised that there isn't a self-destruct system.
Even if the thing managed to land,you could wait until they were getting a look at it.
R

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 12:53 PM
If you can Jam the uplink you can jam the downlink. I think we need to look at this Iran thing as a new Russian frontier. The rhetoric has been heating up lately with Both Putin and Medevev making some very aggressive statements about the missile shield. Many Russian movements and perperations are pretty alarming even though its not get press hear it is worldwide. This one is pretty scary if you understand what the YARS system is all about. Think MIRV's that can dance out of the way of ABM systems on the way down.

http://en.ria.ru/video/20111202/169239610.html

Chris Coose
12-04-2011, 12:59 PM
I think we need to look at this Iran thing as a new Russian frontier.

As in we of the WBF? If not us and you are talking about the big brass, I'm sure you have an uplink to the Penty. They will need this information stat.

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 01:04 PM
As in we of the WBF? If not us and you are talking about the big brass, I'm sure you have an uplink to the Penty. They will need this information stat.

Do you have anything to add with your massive background in the military?

Chris Coose
12-04-2011, 01:10 PM
No. I can see you've got this one all sewed up. Carry on soldier.

Tylerdurden
12-04-2011, 01:21 PM
No. I can see you've got this one all sewed up. Carry on soldier.

Good I think you will be much happier on your side of the street.


Rig some cameras and make a fortune in kid porn.

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?140401-my-patented-method-of-detering-tresspasser-nookie

skuthorp
12-04-2011, 03:47 PM
Wise, wise, wise.

McMike
12-04-2011, 06:42 PM
that's an act of war to shoot down our spy planes


Had to save that one. :)

I have to agree, coming from him . . . . that's priceless.

Syed
12-06-2011, 01:10 PM
U.S. officials tell NBC that CIA operators were flying the unmanned drone when it veered out of control and headed deep into Iran. The drone eventually ran out of fuel and crashed in Iran's remote mountains.

Link (http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/05/9226787-drone-that-crashed-in-iran-risks-secret-us-technology)

bobbys
12-06-2011, 01:27 PM
So why have you been chronically unemployed and have nothing? Weird.

You are in your mid forties, and apparently have all these excellent qualifications that pay well, yet here you are, nothing. Maybe you have an attitude problem, maybe you wasted your money, or maybe, just maybe, you lied about all this stuff. I know what I think ;).

If you know he is unemployed then why do you criticize him for not paying Taxes?.

Weird

SMARTINSEN
12-06-2011, 01:32 PM
I have to agree, coming from him . . . . that's priceless.

you guys need to get your snark meters adjusted

Tylerdurden
12-06-2011, 01:34 PM
.

If you know he is unemployed then why do you criticize him for not paying Taxes?.

Weird

He knows a lot of nothing. :)

bobbys
12-06-2011, 02:39 PM
He knows a lot of nothing. :).

Its that whole logic thing that trips him up....

Tylerdurden
12-08-2011, 12:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_uv6Welnco&feature=player