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EXCLUSIVE: DID AN RQ-170 SENTINEL CRASH IN 2008 NEAR NEEDLES, CA RESULT IN THE DRONE’S SELF DESTRUCT SYSTEM BEING REMOVED?
Oh boy, here we go… I have to state that this information has come to me from a very good source and from another I blew off a year ago, so much … Read the rest of this entry
MAJOR UPDATE! Look here after reading below: http://aviationintel.com/2013/02/06/iron-posts-full-documentary-about-rq-170-sentinel-capture-including-pictures-from-its-recovery/ I stand by my earlier statements 100% concerning the real possibility that Iranian and possibly Russian and Chinese scientists have penetrated the RQ-170’s memory banks, which like the aircraft itself, may very … Read the rest of this entry
I know people are waiting for me to post a big picture by picture analysis of Iran’s unveiled “F-313” not-so-fighter fighter. I don’t think this is necessary, obviously the aircraft is questionable for many, many reasons. None-the-less I still want … Read the rest of this entry
A fiberglass mockup, or at best a kit built level of complexity technology demonstrator (I doubt it is even flyable but see the BD-10 for a loose comparison) and video of an RC airplane? Wow Iran. After a good laugh … Read the rest of this entry
As predicted in my original post, Iran has a Scan Eagle in hand regardless of US claims that they have all of their units accounted for (see video below). I suspect that Iran probably captured this thing sometime well before … Read the rest of this entry
On almost the exact one year anniversary of the famed loss of a US RQ-170 Sentinel over Iranian airspace, a story that was covered in full to international acclaim here at Aviationintel.com, Iran claims that it now has another drone … Read the rest of this entry
INTERVIEW FROM LAST THURSDAY WITH WABC’S JOHN BATCHELOR REGARDING IRAN’S ATTEMPT AT SHOOTING DOWN A US PREDATOR DRONE
Very interesting story for multiple reasons. First off these were SU-25s which lack a radar although they are fairly well suited for intercepting slower flying airplanes and helicopters due to their low-speed handling abilities. Furthermore, the Predator was in international … Read the rest of this entry
SATELLITE IMAGERY: ISRAEL’S PINPOINT STRIKE CENTERED ON SHIPPING CONTAINERS AT YARMOUK WEAPONS FACILITY, SUDAN
*Be sure to read these recent Aviationintel posts on this evolving story for necessary background and reference: http://aviationintel.com/2012/10/25/israel-strikes-sudan-rockets-fly-from-gaza-into-israeli-territory/ http://aviationintel.com/2012/10/26/some-thoughts-on-the-isreali-raid-on-khartum-weapons-factory/ Satellite images are beginning to trickle out depicting the Yarmouk Weapons Factory before and … Read the rest of this entry
The DoD is sending the Nimitz class super-carrier USS Stennis on deployment some four months ahead of schedule in an attempt to maintain two carriers in the CENTCOM area of operations. The Stennis had recently returned from deployment last December, … Read the rest of this entry
Signs are looming from all sides that things may be reaching a crescendo in the already tense Persian Gulf. New sanctions have just tightened the economic noose around Iran’s economy. Meanwhile six-party “negotiations” relating to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program seem … Read the rest of this entry
Over the last few months there has been some talk about the possibility that Israel is using the same low-observable modified H-60 Blackhawks used in to the now infamous raid on the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan over a … Read the rest of this entry