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Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone


Posters were draped from the aircraft, one of them reading "America cannot do a damn thing", and the other "We will crush America under our boots."



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Iranian TV shows downed US drone
Updated December 09, 2011 08:51:13
Iranian military officials have shown off an advanced US spy drone which they
say was brought down by electronic warfare near the Afghan border.
Images broadcast on Iranian TV showed Iranian military officials inspecting the radar-
evading, wedge-shaped aircraft, which appeared to be undamaged.
US officials have acknowledged the loss of the unmanned RQ-170 Sentinel, saying it
malfunctioned near the Afghan border during a reconnaissance flight in western
Afghanistan last week.
But Iranian officials say an "electronic warfare unit" of the Revolutionary Guard
electronically hijacked the drone and steered it to the ground.
Guard commander General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Iran was now studying the
technology in the captured drone.
"With God's assistance, we were able, through joint work by the military and the
Revolutionary Guard corps, to catch one of the most advanced American planes, which
has special features, in a trap of the Islamic Republic," he said.
"It fell into the trap of [the Guard's] electronic warfare unit who then managed to land it
with minimum damage."
The RQ-170 Sentinel, built by Lockheed Martin, dubbed 'The Beast of Kandahar', was
first acknowledged by the US Air Force in December 2009.
It has a full-motion video sensor that was used this year to monitor Osama bin Laden's
compound in Pakistan ahead of the raid that killed him.
General Hajizadeh said the drone was about 26 metres in wingspan, 4.5 metres in
length and 1.84 metres in height.
The United States has said that the aircraft simply suffered a malfunction, preventing it
from returning to base, as programmed, when its data link was lost.
Iranian media reported that Russian and Chinese officials had already asked for
permission to inspect the aircraft.
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US media have reported fears in the US that Iran could access and make use of highly-
advanced technology found in the drone.
But a US official said the US had doubts "the Iranians have the expertise" to exploit the
technology found in the wrecked vehicle.
The incident comes at a time of rising tensions between Iran and the West over
Tehran's nuclear program.
The US and other Western nations tightened sanctions on Iran last week and Britain
withdrew its diplomatic staff from Tehran after hardline youths stormed two diplomatic
compounds.
Washington has not ruled out military action against Iran's nuclear facilities if diplomacy
fails to resolve a dispute over the program, which the US believes is aimed at
developing atomic weapons.

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Re: Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone

They want the drone tech to make driverless cars for women.

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Re: Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone

Oh shit. It would be nice if these things self-destructed when hijacked or malfunctioning. Well, the technology was bound to get out eventually.

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The Game is really on now, Motherfuckers. GAME FUCKING ON.

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Re: Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone

So if it had a "malfunction" how did it manage to land in 1 piece in Iran?

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Re: Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone

I call bullshit, looks like a mock-up or reproduction, even if they did "capture" one.

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Re: Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone

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I call bullshit, looks like a mock-up or reproduction, even if they did "capture" one.
fuck you're an idiot
Why use a mock-up when you have one in your possession. This is drone.

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How many more times are they going to piss us off, or us piss them off before we go to war? Enough with the foreplay Iran.

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Don't worry Iran, soon they'll have bombs strapped to them.

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Re: Iranians Capture 'The Beast of Kandahar' US Drone

damn...should hav put a self-destruct

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