posted on May, 9 2013 @ 10:19 PM
Uh Oh... We're in for it now! (drum roll................)
It's the EPIC Drone! Faster than a....Oh, nvm. These jokes already write themselves, but they did show this off a short time ago and ..well, read for
yourselves while I try and tamp down the humor reaction.
AFP - Iran unveiled on Thursday a new drone, dubbed the Epic, capable of carrying out both surveillance and attack missions, the Mehr news agency
Defence Minister General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying the Epic, which can fly at high altitudes, is a "stealth aircraft that cannot be detected
Umm.. Okay, I normally don't take Iran lightly. There is generally a method to their madness. I suppose, if they could mass produce enough of these
and somehow launch a whole mess of them by the hundreds, at once? Well...that's why our planes have guns, too.
The Throne, also a stealth model, has a long range and is equipped with air-to-air missiles, said General Amir-Farzad Esmaili, commander of
Maybe I am misinterpreting the picture? Maybe those flat surfaces won't basically be high performance radar reflectors? It looks like a BIG version
of what the local R/C airplane store sells?
Could it be, it has a stealth mode the observation doesn't suggest? Hmmmm...
I'm betting not, personally. Claims at least ought to be credible. However, they said it, and they showed it. There she be! The Epic
(not sure I'd call it an Epic success...but I'm trying SO hard not to be the one to start the first jokes... really, they could have picked a better
name with the claims, IMO)