Iran presents copycat ScanEagle drone to Russian military

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posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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Like the title says, Iran has presented a copycat ScanEagle drone to the Russian military and apparently it is a "functional copycat model". The article goes on to talk about how Iran has downed and reverse engineered American drones.

Wether or not Iran actually possess's a true working drone or is close to making one is besides the point, the real point here is what would happen if they did get the tech and start using it like the US does? Can you imagine the reaction from the US government and general public if suddenly Iranian drones started to buzz US skies like the US has been doing to other countries for years now? Even if it wasn't a country from the Middle East using the tech, I imagine the US would be insanely angry if any country, even Canada, started sending drones into their airspace.
edit on 23-10-2013 by Armadall because: forgot the link at first...
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posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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We would totally deserve it. Finally reaping what we've sowed. We think nothing, or nearly so, of bombing other countries with our drones to kill "suspected" terrorists along with any number of innocent civilians who might happen to be nearby. Have a couple dozen folks blown up by a foreign drone in Cleveland for example. People woud go ape. Hypocrisy.



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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Hmmm, interesting. This is a...


"functional copycat model"

...of the US drone?

Or cover for the transfer of the actual drone?

Hmmm. I have no idea, just wonder why they would announce transfer of a fake one. Whats the advantage of having a "replica"?

Its RT so that also ups me hackles.



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 12:37 PM
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Jeez how hard can it be to strap a camera and a missile to a remote control airplane? Duct tape it!
But seriously this is no major technological achievement. Israel has been using drones since the 80s. Mostly to bait enemy defenses abd radars



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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dashen
Jeez how hard can it be to strap a camera and a missile to a remote control airplane? Duct tape it!
But seriously this is no major technological achievement. Israel has been using drones since the 80s. Mostly to bait enemy defenses abd radars


Let's see you build a drone then smarty-pants.
Yeah the flying aspect of the drone is pretty basic, but the electronics inside are whats so sophisticated.



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 01:15 PM
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Iran claims a new technical achievement or a new weapon system every month. Considering that the Russians depend on the Isrealis for their drone tech I would not put much credit in Iran building anything beyond your basic drone anyone can build.



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 02:39 PM
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Give me 20 mill and I will build you a squadron.





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