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    Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Iran shot down US spy plane, military source says

    The Iranian army shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance plane over the east of Iran, a local military source was quoted as saying Sunday.

    According to the unnamed senior official cited by government-owned Press TV, an American-built RQ-170 Sentinel drone crossed into Iranian airspace from Afghanistan.
    If they're telling the truth, which seems quite plausible, then they have a piece of American technology to copy.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Oh I hope this isn't true... We really don't need ANOTHER war in the Middle East.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    If you think that's news, just wait until Iran gets the opportunity to try and shoot down one of our nukes.

    Hey, just kidding, folks. LOL.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Iran does not have the capacity to duplicate it, but China and Russia do
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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.
    In general: I don't get the spy-plane thing these days . . .we can get immensely detailed imagery from space.
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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.
    Besides video imagery, sophisticated drones acquire valuable data throughout the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Wonder if they are cramming in some info gathering from the now closing drone base in Pakistan?

    Interesting the drone base just happened to be located in the Southwest area of Pakistan near Iran...

    CIA, US Marines start to leave Pakistan drone base - World news - South and Central Asia - msnbc.com

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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Oh I hope this isn't true... We really don't need ANOTHER war in the Middle East.
    Many people suspect WWIII to be basically inevitable for many reasons from currency issues, oil issues, culture issues, political issues, etc... This could very well be the beginning stages to build up to an all out war...again

    It appears if anyone does anything to Iran whether it be attack its nuclear capabilities etc it could likely trigger the next world war...


    China is threatening the U.S. of World War in an unpresidented bold statement from a usually quiet giant...
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    Russia is threatening to start a nuclear war in a powerful statement of the likes that haven't been used since the "cold war"...
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Apparently Iran has a history of claiming drone kills, but then is unable to provide positive proof of the kill.
    Has Iran Killed This Advanced US Stealth Plane?
    BREAKING: Iran claims RQ-170 kill - The DEW Line

    It's also interesting that they claim to have "shot down" the drone but also claim that it is undamaged. That's a mighty suspicious assertion.
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    Re: Iranians say they shot down a US spy plane

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Apparently Iran has a history of claiming drone kills, but then is unable to provide positive proof of the kill.
    Has Iran Killed This Advanced US Stealth Plane?
    BREAKING: Iran claims RQ-170 kill - The DEW Line

    It's also interesting that they claim to have "shot down" the drone but also claim that it is undamaged. That's a mighty suspicious assertion.
    Haven't found an "official" account about it being true they actually shot one down, but this article makes it appear they may have aquired one...
    Lost drone may be one Iran says it shot down - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - Iran - msnbc.com
    TEHRAN, Iran — 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) said on Sunday..."The UAV to which the Iranians are referring may be a U.S. 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.
    Still wondering if it simply is a case of trying to get some info in a last ditch effort before the drone base was evacuated...
    Last edited by black hole; 12-04-11 at 03:38 PM.

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