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Iran says it's building copy of captured US drone

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Pa), Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Pa)

    Barrelbulge(Pa) Active Member

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    These people just love to rub it in our faces. They need to be knocked down. Mike.





    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran claimed Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy.

    Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, related what he said were details of the aircraft's operational history to prove his claim that Tehran's military experts had extracted data from the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in eastern Iran, state television reported.

    Among the drone's past missions, he said, was surveillance of the compound in northwest Pakistan in which Osama Bin Laden lived and was killed.
  2. Jerbear

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    We should have went in and got it. Now China, Russia and Iran will all have copies of our technology.

    Obama is an ass for not destroying that droan. Maybe he wanted them to have our technology?

    Jerbear
  3. Barrelbulge(Pa)

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    Bear, I think you hit the nail on the head. He wanted them to have it. He is not a true American the Muslim bxxxard. Mike.
  4. grntitan

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    Don't believe everything Iran says or releases to the media. They have everything to gain by playing with the media to inflate their percieved engineering skills as well as their military might. I personally don't believe they have the intelligence to reverse engineer that drone that fast.

    JMHO anyway
  5. Barrelbulge(Pa)

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    They may not but what about China or Russia??
  6. Jerbear

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    I'm sure China and Russia do.....


    Jerbear
  7. slic lee

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    Guys, you have to hand it too Iran, they sure know how to stick it in. They've been doing it to us since the 70's. They are getting away with a bit too much to be coincidental. Lee
  8. 221

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    Don't think for a minute that the US is the only ones that can build a RC aircraft. The USSR had aircraft that was decades ahead of the Americans, their ships, their subs, their space program. just about everything they had was equal or better than ours.


    We're just arrogant enough to believe we hold the exclusive rights to technology. The only advantage we "had" was our seemingly endless supply of money.

    This latest woody we have over drones, is comical, hobbyists have been flying them for scores of years. The military has used them almost for ever, for target practice.. Install a camera a gps , an arm them and we think we reinvented the wheel. The technology is not ground breaking,,,,any magazine stand has the knowledge it takes to build one. All it takes is money.

    The drones that are being designed with autonomous capability's, should concern us.
  9. Catpower

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    Our resident rocket scientist has just chimed in
  10. Smokechaser

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    When they launch their drones, I'll bet they won't be in the skies long. Our drones will shoot theirs down before they have a chance to film a frame or deploy a weapon. I'm pretty certain they do not have the air to surface or air to air missiles to make a drone truly effective anyhow. We'll see. I wouldn't get my undies in a bunch over this story...
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    The Russians had that same attitude in Afghanistan....All it took was Charlie Wilson to give those peasants a few of Israels missiles and they got the idea.

    We only think we control the airspace on earth.
  12. bigdogtx

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    Guess his asking pretty please didn't work, did it,,,,,maybe he should have put cream on top,,,,,,Or, maybe quit and lead someone with leadership skills do it,,,,,,now, we just have to find someone....
  13. Brian in Oregon

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    <i>"The USSR had aircraft that was decades ahead of the Americans, their ships, their subs, their space program. just about everything they had was equal or better than ours."</i>

    Name a few.
  14. Johnny

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    name just one. the ruskies had a head start in the space program but how long did that last. Everyone has drones but they don't have the radar evading technology.
  15. The Rock

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    Big deal by the time they figure it out and start to produce them, if they can, we will be on a third or fourth generation.

    Of course that is unless the scramble brain in charge stops development on them. Sort of like putting NASA in charge of Muslim relations and out of space capabilities.

    Rock

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  16. 221

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    bio, You want to play tit for tat, hows the HIND for starters. Then there's the AK's, pieces of crap, but devastating on the battlefield. Jet fighters, they had technology that we are just starting to deploy. American pilots have flown in some of them and claimed their flight capability's were unbelievable. Then there's the space deal, we have spent obscene amounts of money to one up them..If you do not think their technology was a threat, explain to the rest of us why we spent trillions of dollars trying to out do them.....and then explain why we need to spend trillions more to maintain that level....

    Our Navy is begging for emergency funding to counter threats from Iran....seems they know something we don't. They seem to be taking Iran's resourcefulness seriously.

    AND, just when you think we're safe from the Russians, the Chinese are investing huge sums of money on attack submarines....I doubt their doing that only to invade Taiwan.

    NO, debating one model # against another's is futile.
  17. Brian in Oregon

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    Riiight.

    The Hind? Yeah it's proven to be a good system. Against unarmed civilians and rebels with small arms.

    The AK is reliable, I'll give you that. And cheap to make. From there it all goes downhill. Accuracy is dismal, and is made up for by emptying the magazine. Surely some bullets will find their mark.

    Jet fighters? Everything they've done has been with technology pioneered by the west.

    Space technology? The only thing the Soviets have accomplished that is of any merit is a space station. Cripes, WE are the ones who put a man on the moon, and have sent probes to other planets plus beyond the edges of the solar system. And where's the Russian space shuttle? It made one unmanned flight and then got shelved.

    How about their fearsome Mig-25? The one that kept the west in awe? We found out that the radar used vacuum tubes, and there was nothing sophisticated about it. They simply put out so much raw power that it burned its way through jamming. And those Mig-25 recon planes that overflew Israel at Mach 3 speeds? The engines were junked after each flight. Not rebuildable.

    And Soviet and Russian subs that have more incidents than an LA riot?

    Chicomm missile technology, on the other hand, is indeed worrisome, particularly their anti-ship missiles. And they should be. Bill Clinton gave them our technology.
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    AND, just where did America's technology come from?I am involved in the technology field.....think real hard....Just what miraculous technology breakthrough has America been able to lay exclusive claim to? Most of our bragging rights revolves around improving existing technology. We really need to be honest, we have had a lot of help. Without our never ending ability to print money, we would just be another third world country.

    And as far as the Russians technology being well proven against peasants.....The Americans currently hold the record when it comes to stomping little people with our big toys.

    <EM>"The Hind? Yeah it's proven to be a good system. Against unarmed civilians and rebels with small arms."</EM>
  19. Brian in Oregon

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    Yeah, the USA never invented anything. Posers.
  20. shot410ga

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    221, If we are using and flying it---it's already obsolete. We test two generation ahead, and design three to five generations ahead. Don't you know it's expected that equipment will fall into an enemy's hands during combat or re-con.
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