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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Why are we patrolling the Seychelles with drones in the first place? It's not exactly a powerful nation or a hotbed of anti-Western terrorism...
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

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    We've lost plenty of helicopters and personnel that cost far more. It's a war.
    Just so...these drones are probably very heavily used nowadays by the military since they can be remotely piloted and are relatively cheap compared to other surveillance methods, it was only a matter of time before some went down for whatever reason.

    Odd that this one fell on Seychelles, out in the middle of nowhere Indian ocean. Are these launched from carriers, and maybe one was flying from or to a mission, malfunctioned, and auto-landed on the only chunk of land nearby?

    ADDED: looking a bit more closely at the map, Somalia is the nearest bit of land that we might want to keep an eye on from Seychelles, totally reasonable that the drone was doing a fly-over over Mogadishu and had to land.
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    They should install a Thermite bomb inside the drones just to make sure everything inside is thoroughly converted to slag. This is getting embarrassing.
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    ADDED: looking a bit more closely at the map, Somalia is the nearest bit of land that we might want to keep an eye on from Seychelles, totally reasonable that the drone was doing a fly-over over Mogadishu and had to land.
    I doubt it. Somalia is nearly a thousand miles from the Seychelles. If we wanted to keep an eye on Somalia there are plenty of US-aligned countries that are closer. Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, etc. It just seems weird that we'd even have drones in the Seychelles. My best guess is that the US military probably now has drones just about everywhere...and this kind of thing happens frequently in US-aligned countries, but we're only hearing about it now because of the recent crash in Iran.
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    Re: U.S. Drone Crashes in Seychelles, Air Force Investigating

    Allegedly the Seychelles is a drone base, and this Reaper was landing, but didn't stop, and ran out of runway.
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