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    Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    Iran claimed that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy,the "secret codes," had been cracked, saying the spy plane now had "no hidden points.

    It was inevitable.


    April 22, 2012
    Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone | News | English

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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    /shrugs

    Good for them?

    I mean, OK, so now they are going to have their own drone. It really doesn't mean much at all.
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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    Maybe they can, but I doubt it. Look how long it took them to build a functioning centrifuge -- a much simpler device -- when they had the blueprints. More likely they sell it to the Chinese who probably could reverse engineer it.
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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    I believe Iran is the victim of shrewd subterfuge.


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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    China could reverse engineer it and make for 1/3 the cost

    Building one isn't as militarily valuable as gaining all it's secrets. Capturing a working Zero in WWII didn't lead us to create our own version of that aircraft, but it did lead to developing tactics to best them in battle.

    I'll bet a shiny nickle Iran has a good deal of help in figuring out how the captured drone works.

    Oh and a centrifuge is a simple concept but a booger to get exact enough to enrich uranium. More to it than spin it real fast over your head.

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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    If they reverse engineered the drone maybe it will fly backwards so it will mirror their societal norms and legal system. I fail to see how an antiquated version of the US drone could effectively help these people.

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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    The whole scenario was a pathetic display of incompetence. You have no business violating other countries airspace if you aren't even sensible enough to put a working self destruct device onto a drone.

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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    I severely doubt it.

    The guys that built that drone had this inevitability in mind.

    I think it's chest thumping.

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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Iran claimed that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy,the "secret codes," had been cracked, saying the spy plane now had "no hidden points.

    It was inevitable.


    April 22, 2012
    Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone | News | English
    Right off, the bat...the article itself does massive damage

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    Re: Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

    It's a drone - it's not like it has all of our secret military information stashed in it's innards - it's functions are basic - it likely carries only the bare necessities to do it's job, return, be preened, and get sent out again.

    It's called a drone - not a full-intelligence-mobile-craft or something for a reason
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