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Serb innovation downed US F-117 Stealth fighter

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posted on Oct, 27 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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A interesting article has been released after an interview with the Serbian, Col. Zoltan Dani, about the 1999 downing of an F-117 stealth fighter.



Al Jazeera.net

Col. Zoltan Dani was behind one of the most spectacular losses ever suffered by the US Air Force: the 1999 shooting down of a F-117A stealth fighter.

Now, the former Serbian commander of an anti-aircraft missile battery has spoken to Western media for the first time about the circumstances surrounding the unprecedented downing of a US stealth plane.

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In an interview this week with the Associated Press, Dani said the F-117 was detected and shot down during a moonless night - just three days into the war - by a Soviet-made SA-3 Goa surface-to-air missile (SAM).

"We used a little innovation to update our 1960s-vintage SAMs to detect the Nighthawk," Dani said.

He declined to discuss specifics, saying the exact nature of the modification to the warhead's SAM guidance system remains a military secret.


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Very interesting, too bad he can't comment on the technology behind it.

english.aljazeera.net...




posted on Oct, 27 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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This story already exist and can be found here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Please post your thoughts and comments in the existing threads as this one is to be closed



posted on Oct, 27 2005 @ 02:36 PM
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Yeah...too bad...




Al Jazeera.net


Not exactly an unbiased source, hehe.....

There are some other threads here that go into some more details about the incident though... As I recall (and I could be wrong here), the US was fairly routine about the flights and had become pretty lax in flying patterns, etc. and the missile crew guessed where it'd be based on other info, fired up some shots from a few different batteries, and got lucky....



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