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Iran's Shahed 129 attack planes devastate Islamic State's battle pickups

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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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Recently entered service in 2012, Shahed 129 is a large UCAV with long loitering endurance and thousands of km of flight range. Armed with 4 laser or TV guided missiles, it packs a punch operating hundreds of kilometers from the control station. Dozens are operating from the Hama and Aleppo air bases. From there they target Islamic State's battle pickups in eastern Syria. Boom boom smash. They can shoot Islamic State. Islamic State can't shoot them.






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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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From the other side..
ISIS Drone bomber



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Those are commercial quadcopters and DJI have already shut down service in Syria and Iraq.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: themold

Fantastic! One pickup at at time. Must make the provider, Toyota dealers in the Far East very pleased.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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And just so no one thinks the shooting is only going one way


F-15E Shot Down "Predator-Sized" Drone That Attacked Coalition Forces In Syria


www.thedrive.com...


In third shoot-down in a month, U.S. jet destroys another Iranian drone over Syria



www.washingtonpost.com... m_term=.2ff04a4c3ad3



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

i think we know who is really keeping isis alive today...



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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Does this indicate that ISIS is part of the US coalition?



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:39 PM
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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: themold

so - iranian drones = good , US drones = bad ?????

just run through the " logic " of that again



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

ISIS .....Weddings/funerals



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

These are old pickup models. Islamic State is surrounded from all sides. Not a single pickup can get in. 1 pickup destroyed is 1 pickup less. Let's see how many pickups they have.
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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: whywhynot

Iran has hundreds of drones in Syria.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 07:21 AM
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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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originally posted by: themold
a reply to: whywhynot

Iran has hundreds of drones in Syria.


Helps us keep our jet fighter pilots skills honed.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: whywhynot

The US is not at war with Iran. They are only allowed to shoot if attacked.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: themold

Iran is not at war with the US either. It seems like Syria gets outside aid from many. Nevertheless those drones you are bragging about seem to make easy targets for the F15e.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: whywhynot

Just as our Reapers would to an air to air threat. There is no air to air capable UAV flying anywhere yet. That means any UAV is going to suck against an airborne, or even ground based threat.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Agreed, sort of like bringing a knife to a gunfight.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: whywhynot

On the contrary. The purpose of UCAV is kill without getting killed. Islamic State can't kill Iranian pilots. Iranian pilots sit in shorts kill Islamic State pickups with joysticks.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Seen here a Shahed escorts a Reaper in Syria. UCAV in the future sure can shoot down other aircraft.




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