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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

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NEW RQ-170 SENTINEL PICTURES FROM IRANIAN VIDEO EMERGE

                                                                          Also, here are … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF SAYS IT KNOWS WHAT CAUSED THE DOWNING OF THE RQ-170 SENTINEL OVER IRAN

Sadly USAF Chief Norton Schwartz will not share exactly what went wrong but human error and major system failure are mentioned in the piece. Of further interest, the piece says there are more than a handful of the drones and … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 SENTINEL ORIGINS PART II: THE GRANDSON OF “TACIT BLUE”

PLEASE READ RQ-170 ORIGINS PART I FOR FULL CONTEXT BEFORE CONTINUING ON: My first piece on the ancestry of the RQ-170 Sentinel, America’s secret unmanned stealthy sensor truck of choice, got a lot of traffic and was the topic of … Read the rest of this entry

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IRAN SAYS IT WILL DISPLAY MORE US & ISRAELI DRONES

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4161932,00.html In what may be one of the most grim and serious aviation open houses of all time, the Iranians are now saying they are going to put more drones on display of US and Israeli origin that it has shot down … Read the rest of this entry

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Panetta Says America’s Stealth Drone Campaign Will Continue, Despite Loss Of RQ-170 Sentinel

There is video in this article as well. Direct from the DoD’s head executive, the drone went down and he seems also confused as to what brought it down, at least that is what is stated in the video. Further, Panetta makes … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 “SENTINEL DOWN” CLUES?: USAF’S SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD’S STUNNING REPORT ABOUT THE VULNERABILITY OF UAV’S

This is really some timing, http://jeffreycarr.blogspot.com/ has a recent full report from the USAF Scientific Advisory Board that details major vulnerabilities of current USAF unmanned aerial vehicle operations. I have not read the piece yet but the site has done a nice summary of some … Read the rest of this entry

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“Sentinel Down” Update & Commentary!

President Obama says that the US has asked Iran for the drone back. This is so ridiculous I don’t even want to address it, but it does at least validate that Iran has a US drone. The DoD has yet to say … Read the rest of this entry

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Did Iran’s Captured RQ-170 Sentinel Take A Swim?

I received a simple comment questioning why there was all that water was on the gym floor surrounding the Sentinel in the pictures and video we have all seen (take a look at the arrows in the photos to your left)? Well at first thought … Read the rest of this entry

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HOW THE RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE COULD HAVE FALLEN 50,000+ FEET AND SURVIVED RELATIVELY INTACT

http://youtu.be/byS2UcA1QKk Although long or medium endurance and higher altitude cruising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not high performance in the sense of an F-22 or SU-30, they are in fact extremely high performance when it comes to maximizing their design’s potential for … Read the rest of this entry

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More Photo Evidence Is Found Confirming The Authenticity Of Iran’s RQ-170 Sentinel Claim

PLEASE READ THE ORIGINAL POST FIRST: http://aviationintel.com/?p=4322 There are THREE MORE pieces of comparative photographic evidence that I would like to present to my readers that should help put the validity question surrounding Iran’s bat-winged trophy almost totally to rest. This evidence is unbelievably … Read the rest of this entry

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IN-DEPTH PHOTO ANALYSIS OF THE SUPPOSED RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE IN IRANIAN HANDS

RECENT UPDATE TIED DIRECTLY TO THIS POST, PLEASE READ AFTER YOU READ THIS PIECE FOR FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE AND CONTEXT: http://aviationintel.com/?p=4476 We were first to post the story yesterday by almost an hour, thanks to some fantastic international patrons of aviationintel.com, and … Read the rest of this entry

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New Details Emerge About The Doomed RQ-170 Sentinel Drone That Crashed Within Iranian Airspace

It seems to be a widely settled fact that an RQ-170 Sentinel was lost in Iranian airspace. Iran is claiming now that they hacked into the RQ-170’s navigational system and basically hijacked it from it’s American operators. This has about 1/4 of 1% … Read the rest of this entry

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RQ-170 SENTINEL DRONE SHOT DOWN OVER IRAN?

*UPDATES AND LINKS TO ALL OF MY LATEST COMMENTARY ON THE TOPIC POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE READ THROUGH IN ORDER. The RQ-170 Sentinel may have recently fulfilled one of it’s most important design objectives: to be lost over enemy or semi-friendly territory without giving up … Read the rest of this entry

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