It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Iran Guards shoot down two 'Western spy' drones

page: 1
11
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 07:47 AM
link   

Iran Guards shoot down two 'Western spy' drones


gulfnews.com

Revolutionary Guards have shot down two "Western spy" drones in the Gulf, a top commander of the elite military force was quoted as saying.


Tehran: Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down two "Western spy" drones in the Gulf, the Fars news agency quoted a top commander of the elite military force as saying on Sunday.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 07:47 AM
link   
OK this could have the potential to be big however there are not details as of yet, it broke on Reuters only 10 munities ago. It has not yet been confirmed by the pentagon if it is American but i think its probably going to be American. The source is the Iranian News Agancy however this is on BBC and Reuters so it looks like it is true.

I will add more links as information becomes available. As yet no mainstream news outlets have a story on this rather just a breaking news snippet so this is the best i can get for now.


gulfnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 07:52 AM
link   
More info from BBC.

Iran 'shoots down Western spy drones' in Gulf



Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down two "Western spy drones" in the Gulf, a senior Iranian commander has been quoted as saying. "Many" other drones have been shot down over an unspecified period of time, the Fars news agency quoted him as saying. The head of the Revolutionary Guards' air force wing, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, produced no evidence to support the report. He said this was the first time news of the incidents had been reported.



Looks like according to the BBC this happened some time ago and not in the past 24 hours as the first press release seemed to be suggesting. It also suggests that this has happened more than twice.

I wonder if they have used this technology to develop their own Karrar drone last August.


More from Reuters

Iran says shot down two spy planes in Gulf: report




Iran has shot down two spy planes in the Gulf, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander told the semi-official Fars news agency. "Many spy planes and advanced planes of our enemies have been shot down (by our forces) ... We have also shot down two spy planes in the Persian Gulf," said commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh. "But it is the first time we are announcing it." He did not say when the spy planes and other aircraft had been shot down.


edit on 2-1-2011 by kevinunknown because: (no reason given)

edit on 2-1-2011 by kevinunknown because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 08:15 AM
link   
really ? the Iranians are capable of bringing down spy drones?

this is going to embarrassing to whom ever owns those spy drones , that is of course if its true.

lets wait and see



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 08:29 AM
link   
I would imaging shooting a drone is not very hard.
They are slow, and the operator would be very slow to react to a threat.
I'm sure the drones have some sort of ECM, but that won't help if they open up some ground to air machine gun on it.
I always wondered why they don't use a more disposable camera platform, cause these predator drones cost us (taxpayers) a ton of money. Hopefully the brass won't just keep sending them over to be shot down much longer. We can't afford this kind of loss.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 09:48 AM
link   
pakistan are one ofthe biggest manufacturors of unmanned unarmed drones in the world so they could be from there, they could also have sold drones to iran already.
they probably are american,israeli or british though.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 10:00 AM
link   
Good for Iran! They are protecting their sovereign nation and basically telling others (the US) to f-off... I applaud them in their efforts!

This is why I like Adhemijad, he has the testicular fortitude to say "NO" to the western world, especially to the US. Unfortunately, there aren't too many countries left who do it...

Keep on defending your rights Iran!

Magnum



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 10:11 AM
link   
reply to post by Magnum007
 



Originally posted by Magnum007
Good for Iran! They are protecting their sovereign nation and basically telling others (the US) to f-off... I applaud them in their efforts!

This is why I like Adhemijad, he has the testicular fortitude to say "NO" to the western world, especially to the US. Unfortunately, there aren't too many countries left who do it...

Keep on defending your rights Iran!

Magnum


Perhaps we could ask him to help free American's from the tyranny of their federal government and the elite bankers and corporations.

I'm serious!



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 10:13 AM
link   

Originally posted by Magnum007
Good for Iran! They are protecting their sovereign nation and basically telling others (the US) to f-off... I applaud them in their efforts!

This is why I like Adhemijad, he has the testicular fortitude to say "NO" to the western world, especially to the US. Unfortunately, there aren't too many countries left who do it...

Keep on defending your rights Iran!

Magnum


Keep on standing up for them until they haul off and start whacking innocent people. Don't think that they wouldn't hesitate for a second to kill you as opposed to have your undying loyalty and admiration



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 10:19 AM
link   
reply to post by CHEDwick
 



Originally posted by CHEDwick
I would imaging shooting a drone is not very hard.
They are slow, and the operator would be very slow to react to a threat.
I'm sure the drones have some sort of ECM, but that won't help if they open up some ground to air machine gun on it.
I always wondered why they don't use a more disposable camera platform, cause these predator drones cost us (taxpayers) a ton of money. Hopefully the brass won't just keep sending them over to be shot down much longer. We can't afford this kind of loss.


There's always money for "defense" equipment!

If someone start's losing stars because of it, then they'll think twice about wasting our money.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 10:24 AM
link   
Strange, whenever the NK situation dies down, Iran comes back into the scene, and vise versa.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 10:29 AM
link   
reply to post by PrimePorkchop
 



Originally posted by PrimePorkchop

Originally posted by Magnum007
Good for Iran! They are protecting their sovereign nation and basically telling others (the US) to f-off... I applaud them in their efforts!

This is why I like Adhemijad, he has the testicular fortitude to say "NO" to the western world, especially to the US. Unfortunately, there aren't too many countries left who do it...

Keep on defending your rights Iran!

Magnum


Keep on standing up for them until they haul off and start whacking innocent people. Don't think that they wouldn't hesitate for a second to kill you as opposed to have your undying loyalty and admiration


If you are a representative of a country and people who think nothing of killing innocent people for political and economic agendas (i.e. the USA, UK, France, Germany, etc) then you should expect to be treated likewise especially by people who can feel your hot breath on their necks and hear the sound of your knives being sharpened (i.e. Iran, North Korea, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, need I go on?.)

Not many people will welcome the type of "freedom and democracy" that we bring to other countries and I don't blame them for defending themselves in the way they see fit.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 12:51 PM
link   
The "freedom and democracy" so vehemently hailed by the US and its "Allies" is paid for by so many injustices and restrictions, that if viewed from above, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and the so called "evil eastern regimes"...

Sometimes, we are exactly like the people we hate. (I.E. USSR and the socialist ideologies of Canada... Just as one example)

Before looking at the other guy, sometimes we need to look at ourselves first...

Magnum



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 12:51 PM
link   
DP... and not the fun kind you find on the internet...



edit on 11/1/2 by Magnum007 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 01:48 PM
link   
Has anyone found out yet who these drones supposedly belonged to, my guess is America. And also does anyone know if this had been confirmed or denied.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 02:25 PM
link   

Originally posted by kevinunknown
Has anyone found out yet who these drones supposedly belonged to, my guess is America. And also does anyone know if this had been confirmed or denied.


They're probably Israeli.

I remember like a year ago or so, the IRG posted video of new, high-altitude Israeli drones flying over their airspace, which they shot down.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 02:43 PM
link   
I suppose the Iranians have a right to protect their citizens from these lethal and dangerous weapons.

How can they allow them to fly over their territory and threaten their nationals?



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 03:07 PM
link   
Its not really "big", so what if a few robot toys were shot down?
They did their job, and that was to avoid risking human life.

Would have escalated if these were spy planes with people in it.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 03:20 PM
link   
reply to post by Segador
 


Actually shooting them down saved lives. What you said does not make real sense.

No offense intended I just don't understand your logic, thanks.



posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 03:24 PM
link   

Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
reply to post by Segador
 


Actually shooting them down saved lives. What you said does not make real sense.

No offense intended I just don't understand your logic, thanks.


Using robots in place of humans saved lives.



new topics

top topics



 
11
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join