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Iran says it captured 'enemy drone'

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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 08:52 PM

Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by Hopechest

Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by Hopechest

As for nuclear weapons, even if you don't believe they are building any, you know they are researching nuclear energy which is itself far more complicated than building drones. The point was that they have the means to figure out this technology themselves without resorting to america for the answers.

Researching/enriching for nuclear energy is a far cry from building drones and not even in the same discipline. I know Stephen Hawking can describe his theories on black holes, but, can he describe the chemical reaction when NaOH meets H2O?

Edit: I do get what you trying to get at though. They are a smart people and it shouldn't be surprising to anyone that they can take down a drone without using bullets.
edit on 23-2-2013 by superman2012 because: (no reason given)

Yep that's what I was saying. The point about nuclear research was to show that they have the ability to get things done on their own either by researching it themselves or hiring experts in the field. I'm sure they have tons of outside help with their nuclear program and if they really wanted drones they could hire people to do that also.

Our losing drones to Iran is not going to all of a sudden give them fleets of drones capable of attacking us. If that was their goal they'd have them already. So if we lose one or two to them I really don't think we are worried about them backward engineering it.

No but it is giving them working models to reverse engineer and they are not as stupid as you think. And yes they did get help with their nuclear programs from the Russians to the Americans.

I never said Iranians were stupid, in fact I think quite the opposite.

I was stating that it really doesn't matter if they backwards engineer it or not. Even if they can make an exact copy what good will it do them?

They aren't going to start overflying the US and if they try it anywhere else we don't want them to we can simply shoot them down.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:34 PM

Originally posted by Annunak1
Freakin drones everywhere. Those things are pure evil with wings. Like flying terminators from hell !

Dag nabbit!!!

They're everywhere. Like flies, them pesky drones. I've counted a total of.. at least 0 in my time watching the skies.

Damn things.. can't see the stars for them.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:36 PM

Originally posted by Gridrebel
Hmmmmm, a 3D printer and a prototype.......presto! Drones from Iran tracking and targeting us.

Originally posted by Annunak1
Freakin drones everywhere. Those things are pure evil with wings. Like flying terminators from hell !

I agree. It was what I immediately thought. But instead of great big easy to spot attackers, they will be small, stealthy and deadly. Not a lot one can do I'm afraid. You can't put a giant net over the country.
edit on 23-2-2013 by Gridrebel because: (no reason given)

If you can afford a 3d printer, then you can afford to make a couple of real drones.

Don't let reality get in the way of a good fist shake though!!!!

I'm going to print out "I am so angry I made a post about 3D printers!" masks with my new 3D printer.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:39 PM
reply to post by superman2012

1 Drone

1 RC chopper.
1 Wireless camera
1 small light weight battery for a few hours flight - that's the hard part.

put it in a 3D printer, and you get this:

and you will never find the plans on google. lmao, do you think they'd tell people who to build those things? Hahaha it's a fantasy. i must be a disinfo.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:47 PM
reply to post by superman2012

Except that one of them crashed all by itself, and another one was apparently found floating in the ocean after it went down, and wasn't even confirmed as being a US UAV. That particular type is operated by several countries in that region.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:08 PM
reply to post by buster2010

I am flabbergasted.

They don't need to reverse engineer drones.

I'm fairly certain, almost positive, that they know how to build model planes.

Maybe they might still be using rubber bands and paper glue, to allow them to fly. So you may be correct..

we'll never know..

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:52 PM
reply to post by winofiend

Apparently you never heard of sarcasm friend.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:54 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58

So....malfunction and then glided down to safety where the Iranians picked it up? Aren't they both still intact? Correct me if I'm wrong, but, didn't Obama ask for it back? Or were you talking about the latest one?

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:56 PM
reply to post by Hopechest

Yes they can most definitely be shot down over the US. Imagine how that would affect the population though.
Would it be enough declare war on Iran? If yes, why? The US flies them in Iran.

posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 07:14 AM
reply to post by superman2012

The RQ-170 crash landed in the desert. The Iranians have sort of admitted that, with the pictures of them picking it up out of the desert, and hauling it away, as well as the damage to the bottom and leading edge of the wing. There are some oddities with that one in general as well. The one picture they have released showing the bottom of the aircraft, it has no landing gear wheel wells, and no nose landing gear door.

At least one of the ScanEagle UAVs recovered was unknown, and appeared to have been floating in the water when they picked it up. The US denies it is theirs, and several countries in the region operate ScanEagle UAVs.

posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 07:38 PM
Whoops. It appears that there was a slight mistranslation. One of the drills they were doing during the military exercises involved them downing a UAV trying to sneak into Iran.

It's not the best translation (it's Google after all), but here's the original article.

drill Srkhyly spokesman recently told reporters at the end of the exercise in a foreign UAV announced.

He said the first day of the Great Prophet exercises operational electronic warfare systems were signal corps noticed that UAVs would have the alien to enter the country.

Srkhyly emphasized when we specialists could exercise in a foreign UAV push into the ground.

8 Great Prophet exercises spokesman also said the film Alien Force UAV and the commanders discretion, to be published.

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