Iran begins to construct copy of US RQ-170 drone

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http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=267037

"Iran's construction of the new drone, announced by Revolutionary Guards Commander Brigadier Amirali Hajizadeh, is based on data extracted from the downed spy plane, which the Iranian military claims it was able to ground without causing substantial damage to the aircraft.

Hajizadeh also discussed Iran's successful decoding of the memory of the US's RQ -170 Sentinel, according to an Iranian News Agency (IRNA) report on Sunday. The two commanders added that Iran repaired any minor damage that had been caused to the drone."



It's widely speculated that China was involved in the means of the capturing of the drone.. maybe they are involved in development, too. I guess we'll know by how many failures Iran creates.
 

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That drone will be ready to fly once they figure out how to cram a pilot into the thing.
 

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It's widely speculated that China was involved in the means of the capturing of the drone.. maybe they are involved in development, too. I guess we'll know by how many failures Iran creates.
I thought it was debunked that the picture they showed of that downed spy plane were faked?
 

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Let's hope they don't exploit advanced Adobe technology like they did in their missile program

 

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A more accurate headline would have been "Iran Begins to Construct the World's Largest Lawn Dart".
 

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It's easy to reconstruct a frame body. It's not easy to reconstruct communication and other tech that was in the drone. Another "who gives a shit" reaction to Iran.
 

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It's easy to reconstruct a frame body. It's not easy to reconstruct communication and other tech that was in the drone. Another "who gives a shit" reaction to Iran.
I thought you had to have satellite up and down links to run those things. Outside of a bunch of 30 year old F-14's and 40 year old F-4's, they are not very technologically advanced. Anything "technical" in that country was purchased from a non savage nation.
 

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I thought you had to have satellite up and down links to run those things. Outside of a bunch of 30 year old F-14's and 40 year old F-4's, they are not very technologically advanced. Anything "technical" in that country was purchased from a non savage nation.
You have to have a lot of infrastructure to use drones. That is why the US has the advantage in the world. The problem is it isn't that hard to disrupt the censers from the drones like Iran did. Bombarding the airspace with jammers disrupts communication between the drone and the control.

Lessons are learned the hard way. Kind of like when Iraqi Hezbollah tapped into unsecured drone transmissions with $50 kit (they could see the live feed of the drone). Secure transmissions require more bandwidth and take longer to transmit.

Oh well. Fuck Iran. Their economy is on verge of collapse now the SWIFT kicked their banks out and their oil has stopped exporting to most countries. Ish'Allah.
 

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You have to have a lot of infrastructure to use drones. That is why the US has the advantage in the world. The problem is it isn't that hard to disrupt the censers from the drones like Iran did. Bombarding the airspace with jammers disrupts communication between the drone and the control.

Lessons are learned the hard way. Kind of like when Iraqi Hezbollah tapped into unsecured drone transmissions with $50 kit (they could see the live feed of the drone). Secure transmissions require more bandwidth and take longer to transmit.

Oh well. Fuck Iran. Their economy is on verge of collapse now the SWIFT kicked their banks out and their oil has stopped exporting to most countries. Ish'Allah.
Actually bandwidth, transmission time and crypto size weren't the issue in that case. Some Air Force junky literally said that it would be impossible for someone in that theater to tap the signal and killed early efforts to encrypt the feed.
 

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Actually bandwidth, transmission time and crypto size weren't the issue in that case. Some Air Force junky literally said that it would be impossible for someone in that theater to tap the signal and killed early efforts to encrypt the feed.
...and they spent more time going back and adding secured systems onto everything later on. Not like an unencrypted RF radio is that hard to intercept or anything... :rolleyes: