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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    I'm not buying this story. Those things are set to self destruct if control is lost.

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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Kind of what I suspected...

    A U.S. official said Sunday that Washington had no indication that a drone that had crashed in Iran had actually been shot down.

    ..In Tehran, state television quoted a military source as saying that Iran's military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone aircraft in eastern Iran.

    "There is absolutely no indication up to this point that Iranians shot down this drone," the official told NBC News.
    US: No indication drone in Iran was shot down - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - Iran - msnbc.com

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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Iran shot down US spy plane, military source says



    If they're telling the truth, which seems quite plausible, then they have a piece of American technology to copy.
    Not sure this is news worthy.I am sure that any country that saw a spy plane flying over would shoot it down.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    It is highly unlikely that Iran even has the ability to detect, much less shoot down, a spy plane like this. I'm more inclined to believe that the DoD is telling the truth, and the plane simply crashed. With that said, it will probably give the Iranians lots of free technology to study.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It is highly unlikely that Iran even has the ability to detect, much less shoot down, a spy plane like this. I'm more inclined to believe that the DoD is telling the truth, and the plane simply crashed. With that said, it will probably give the Iranians lots of free technology to study.
    Depends on what Russia has provided. Russia may have provided advanced radar technology to Iran
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    A surveillance drone flying over western Afghanistan had gone out of control late last week and may be the one Iran said it had shot down over its own airspace, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has said.

    "The UAV to which the Iranians are referring may be a US unarmed reconnaissance aircraft that had been flying a mission over western Afghanistan late last week. The operators of the UAV lost control of the aircraft and had been working to determine its status," an ISAF statement said on Sunday.
    Drone 'shot down' in Iran may belong to US - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Depends on what Russia has provided. Russia may have provided advanced radar technology to Iran
    Unlikely. Russia has done a great job scamming the Iranians for as much as they can. Russia agrees to help them in some way, collects some money, and then backs out at the last minute. I don't think Russia wants a powerful Iran anymore than the US does, they just like to pretend they do so that they can rip Iran off.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Unlikely. Russia has done a great job conning the Iranians for as much as they can. Russia agrees to help them in some way, collects some money, and then backs out at the last minute. I don't think Russia wants a powerful Iran anymore than the US does, they just like to pretend they do so that they can rip Iran off.
    Depends on what you mean by powerfull

    A radar system does not make one powerfull, in Irans case it would assist defensive capabilty but not make it powerfull.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Not buying NATOs cover story of a lost drone either because the drone would have self destructed.

    Not sure what exactly happened, but Iran is saying it is sharing the down drones with Russian engineers and is reverse engineering the drones. Perhaps they have figured out a way to override the drones steering control systems to prevent them from self-destructing automatically. I hope not, but it certainly a possiblity if they actually have managed to down several of these devices.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    In general: I don't get the spy-plane thing these days . . .we can get immensely detailed imagery from space.
    we need those red beams from space like in gears of war.



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