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Please don't lump all the American people (i. e. using the term "we") with the silly, childish, retarded actions of the govt.
Am I the only one who thinks this is a little far fetched?
There's no real confirmation on how this thing actually ended up in Iranian hands.
The two competing stories are that it was shot down, or it malfunctioned and crashed.
Now either way you look at the pictures of this thing does it not strike you as a little odd it appears to have no damage whatsoever? Not even a scratch, some burn marks... nothing?
And then you're telling me they decided to mount the damn thing on an Anti-American pedestal that looks like it was designed by Kindergarten kids?
Something doesn't add up here.
The most likely explanation for this is that Iran did not capture any drone, but merely displayed a life-size replica of one. Several reasons for this
1) Military drones are designed to self-destruct when losing contact w/its controller. Although it's theoretically possible the self-destruct mechanism malfunctioned, it's too unlikely to be plausible.
2) Hacking a drone is impossible. The Iranians would have to have the control software's protocol and encryption scheme and the associated encryption key pairs. Even the best spying efforts by the Iranians couldn't have managed that.
3) Because of the above 2 reasons, it would make more sense for Iran to simply shoot the drone out of the sky, since the "stealth" on the drone can be very easily defeated, even w/homemade technology.
Last edited by solletica; 12-11-11 at 04:28 AM.
If I recall correctly the base in the US where the pilots are located had a computer virus issue a few months ago, and that could be how the Irans gained the ability to bring the thing down.
The Iranians are believed to have received jammers from Russia which could have been used to block the signal from the US pilots, allowing for the Iranians to override the drone controls
Last edited by Lord Tammerlain; 12-11-11 at 04:32 AM.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
I'm a bit surprised that the drone was apparently not equipped with redundant mechanical/electronic self-destruct safeguards.
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Folks, PLEASE have a look at this... I've mentioned this several times and I'm amazed no one else notices.
The thick coating of Bondo (plastic filler used in auto body repair) demonstrates very clearly that the Iranian drone is either poor mockup or a damaged real drone. So this proves it was not brought down "intact." It was NOT taken over by Iran. If anything it crashed when it (automatic systems) couldn't find a suitable landing place.
Stealth relies heavily on smooth surfaces to redirect radar waves from the radar receiver. Little bumps and jags significantly increase the radar cross-section. The example that Iran is displaying would never be allowed to leave the base. It's in terrible shape. Also, the goofy (and unnecessary) pedestal the jetboogieman noticed is also in indicator of damaged undersides. Please review the comparison of images below. Comments and highlights in red by me.