posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 06:18 PM
Originally posted by bluemirage5
It's only a drone.......not a Stealth!
Anyone can build a drone if they tried hard enough.
Actually, no.... This is far more than a funny looking version of the Reaper or Predator. This little sucker represented our absolute cutting edge in
intelligence gathering, as I understand it. The shape and little public information we do have also indicates this was most definitely deep in the
Stealth side of development.
USA Today reported a couple days ago that this carried the same onboard radar as the F-22 Raptor and future F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That doesn't
surprise me in the least. It almost would have to have been carrying the best of everything or no one would have sent it to go peeking in windows deep
inside Iran. It's like the Gary Powers flight ove the Soviet Union in terms of timing.... Ouch...
It would be nice if they'd reimburse the loss, if they won't give it back though... This wasn't some two bit toy drone with a Missile rack. By
reports and information discussed LONG before this incident happened, this was literally a mini-version of the B-2 Spirit for it's technology... I
mean look at it. It's still a flying wing. The most inherently unstable configuration ever to take off and land again without a crash at the end. The
control computers alone will kepe the Iranians bust for a long time...
Oh why couldn't the Russians or Chinese have captured it?? This would have been all THAT high tech to them.... It's just this side of pure magic to
the Iranian level of 'high tech' weapons systems.