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Originally posted by Expat888
aww.. what a pity..
iran broke one of america's toy's..
xin loi america..
had it been a foriegn aircraft spying on the u.s it would have got shot down as well.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
They still do that, it's typical tactics to 'probe air defense systems'.
Here is an article about a Tu-95 entering NATO airspace and being escorted out just this August, and it says it's the fourth such event this year. aero-news.net
NATO Integrated Air Defence System (NATINADS) is busy working to keep our skies safe. A recent sortie by two Russian Tupolev TU-160 ‘Blackjack’ bombers illustrates the need for constant vigilance. Flying from mainland Russia they were detected as they swept over the northern tip of Norway in international air space and intercepted by NATO’s most northern NATINADS fighters, Norwegian F16s from NAAF Bodo. Subsequently, they were continuously tracked towards the UK and intercepted by two Tornado F3s fighters, part of the UK component of NATINADS, from RAF Leuchars in Scotland.
Wing Commander Mark Gorringe, Officer Commanding 111 Sqn, RAF Leuchars, said:
‘This is not an unusual incident and people may be surprised to know that our crews have successfully scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft on more than 10 occasions since the start of 2009.’
Some Russian missions fly far out into the Atlantic and whilst others journey south towards the coastline of north west Europe, turning short of penetrating sovereign airspace. These incidents concern NATO airmen as the Russian military flights are often not coordinated with civil Air Traffic Control (ATC) and therefore, can pose a real threat to flight safety in what are some of the busiest air-routes in the world. Although NATINADS is not responsible for flight safety across Europe, it contributes by assisting civil ATC by identifying and tracking such incidents.
“At some points during the patrolling flight, the long-range aviation planes were escorted by a pair of Norwegian Air Force F-16 fighter planes,” Drik said.
“All flights of the Air Force planes were and are made in strict compliance with the international rules of the use of airspace over neural waters without violating the borders of other states,” he said.
47. The UK press have featured stories that imply that Russia's air tactics are a threat to UK security. We sought information from the MoD to clarify the scale and nature of the issue of military incursions into NATO and UK airspace. We were told that during 2007-2009 no Russian aircraft have entered UK airspace—defined as 12 nautical miles from the UK coastline—without authorisation. However, Russian military aircraft have entered the UK Flight Information Region—outside UK territorial airspace—without permission. This is part of international airspace and, as such, Russia is able to exercise its defence capabilities there.
Originally posted by rubbertramp
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
reply to post by rubbertramp
There you go. While not yet confirmed of Iran shot down a drone. I don't think the us will admit to this. The usual "wasn't us" will be in order. Meanwhile they secretly plot their revenge. How dare Iran protect their skies.
thanx, a small step closer.
who knows for sure, maybe the damn thing ran out of fuel.
U.S. military personnel stationed at Shamsi Air Base in Pakistan have started to leave after the country's government told them to go following a NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border.
CIA, US Marines start to leave Pakistan drone base
Shamsi Air Base, situated in Baluchistan Province in south-west Pakistan, was used by the CIA to operate drone aircraft, which carried attacks inside Pakistan tribal areas.
U.S. official says no sign Iran shot down drone
(Reuters) - Iranian media reported on Sunday that their country's military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a U.S. official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.
NATO's U.S.-led mission in neighbouring Afghanistan said the Iranian report could refer to an unarmed U.S. spy drone that went missing there last week.
Originally posted by Freakshow
After looking at the thread I have decided to post this and do beleive it has been posted before.
First of all Iran has the capability of video, secondly if they really did do this they certainly would have made it public through media contacts throughout the middle east (Propaganda.). June 2011.
Second of all China is backing Iran and has stated through MILATARY SPOKESMAN that they intend to start a 3rd world war if NATO or the US infers with Iran in Milatary Agression.
Third I do believe China intends to back up what they say.>>>>>>>>>
China shoots down F22 over Alaska
Fars reported that the drone had been brought down through a combined effort by Iran's armed forces, air defence forces and its electronic warfare unit after the plane briefly violated the country's airspace at its eastern border.
The drone "was downed with slight damage. It is now under the control of our forces," Fars reported, quoting an unnamed military source.
The source warned that Iran's armed response would "not be limited to our country's borders" for the "blatant territorial violation".
In June, Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Guards' aerospace unit, said Iran had shown Russian experts the US drones in its possession.
Originally posted by bruwin
Iran wants of whole race of people wiped of the face of the earth and America is the threat? Really? I think it's unfortunate that we are only sending drones over their air space. A squadron of B-52s would be much more appropriate.
Originally posted by Gorman91
Also to be honest I perfectly support our unrestricted use of UAV's for renaissance. It's not like we're shooting at them. I don;t support them doing the same to us obviously. Hate me for that, whatevs.edit on 4-12-2011 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ErEhWoN
There is a possibility the incursion was intentional.
During the cold war, these incursions were used to gather Intel on radar sites, radio frequencies, response times, etc.
This may have been an expendable mission to probe and identify the strength of the Iranians air defense in the region.
Seems like they took the bait.
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