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Iran Shows Alleged U.S. Stealth Drone on TV (video added)

• news.yahoo.com

 
The cream-colored RQ-170 Sentinel is shown sitting on display in front of a patriotic Iranian poster as two uniformed military men examine the drone's radar-eluding batwing frame.

The Iranian military claims it downed the drone through a cyber attack as it was flying through Iranian airspace last week. U.S. military officials said the drone was not flying over Iran, but rather in western Afghanistan, and suffered an innocent malfunction before gliding into Iranian airspace.

Pentagon spokesperson Capt. John Kirby told reporters Monday there was no indication the drone was brought down by "hostile activity of any kind."

 
 
 
 

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Either it glided down to a landing (seems unlikely to me for a wing) or the Iranians did indeed take it over, divert it to Iran and bring it in for a landing.  That either speaks to pathetic communications security by its taxpayer funded  contractor or amazing hacking by the Iranians.  Either way a huge intelligence coup for Iran. 

Surprised at the color.  Daytime cloud white?  Or 'air superiority, we don't care' material?


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