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  • Iran fired at unarmed US drone, Pentagon says.

    Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
    Spokesman George Little said the incident, which marks the first time the Iranians have fired on a U.S. drone, occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" over the Persian Gulf when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace.
    According to Little, two Iranian jets fired twice, missing on both attempts -- the drone headed away from the Iranian coast, landing safely soon after at an undisclosed location. The Iranian jets pursued the drone for a short period before giving up.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...#ixzz2Bkf9KqLu

    So now what do we about this???


    Credo quia absurdum.


    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
    Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
    Spokesman George Little said the incident, which marks the first time the Iranians have fired on a U.S. drone, occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" over the Persian Gulf when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace.
    According to Little, two Iranian jets fired twice, missing on both attempts -- the drone headed away from the Iranian coast, landing safely soon after at an undisclosed location. The Iranian jets pursued the drone for a short period before giving up.


    So now what do we about this???

    More than you need to.
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
      Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
      Spokesman George Little said the incident, which marks the first time the Iranians have fired on a U.S. drone, occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" over the Persian Gulf when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace.
      According to Little, two Iranian jets fired twice, missing on both attempts -- the drone headed away from the Iranian coast, landing safely soon after at an undisclosed location. The Iranian jets pursued the drone for a short period before giving up.
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      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...#ixzz2Bkf9KqLu

      So now what do we about this???



      Had no idea the Predator could hover.
      Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tigersqn View Post


        Had no idea the Predator could hover.
        hov·er (hvr, hv-)
        intr.v. hov·ered, hov·er·ing, hov·ers 1. To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air: gulls hovering over the waves.
        2. To remain or linger in or near a place: hovering around the speaker's podium.
        3. To remain in an uncertain state; waver: hovered between anger and remorse.

        Wipe the egg of your face.
        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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        • #5
          More info in this thread already started:

          http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=129390

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
            hov·er (hvr, hv-)
            intr.v. hov·ered, hov·er·ing, hov·ers 1. To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air: gulls hovering over the waves.
            2. To remain or linger in or near a place: hovering around the speaker's podium.
            3. To remain in an uncertain state; waver: hovered between anger and remorse.

            Wipe the egg of your face.

            Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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            • #7
              Interesting that it was ground-attack fighters (Soviet-era equivalent of the A-10) that attacked the drone.

              A snap decision by a local commander?
              Or is this the best they can put up there anymore?

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              • #8
                More speculation on this topic.

                http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...wpost&t=129390
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                • #9
                  Here some further informations about this incident:

                  http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/271183.html

                  ...and here is happened something similar:

                  iran-repels-unidentified-plane-minister
                  Mundstuhl - We Germans

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                  • #10
                    Sometimes it is down to perspective.

                    They could have easily fired warning shots.

                    However ''attempted downing'' story sells better.
                    It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

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                    • #11
                      Hovering? Should have been loitering, which means the drone is staying in one area for the purpose of conducting surveillance.

                      A drone, once spotter by an attack aircraft, would be an easy target to line up on and take out with either a missile, or a short burst from an AA cannon. I see the miss as the same as firing a warning shot across the bow of a ship. The Iranians are playing with us. They know how weak and indecisive President Obama has been.
                      “Breaking News,”

                      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
                        Hovering? Should have been loitering, which means the drone is staying in one area for the purpose of conducting surveillance.

                        .
                        NO Hovering is much more accurate in what the drone was doing.


                        loitering


                        loi·ter

                           /ˈlɔɪtər/ Show Spelled[loi-ter] Show IPA
                        verb (used without object) 1. to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place: to loiter around the bus terminal.

                        2. to move in a slow, idle manner, making purposeless stops in the course of a trip, journey, errand, etc.: to loiter on the way to work.

                        3. to waste time or dawdle over work: He loiters over his homework until one in the morning.

                        We both get the msg regardless which word is used.
                        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                        • #13
                          The USAF is penetrating Iranian airspace with its drones. Therefore, these are fair game where ever they are encountered.

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                          • #14
                            Didn't Iran capture a US drone a few months back ?
                            Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Glenn239 View Post
                              The USAF is penetrating Iranian airspace with its drones. Therefore, these are fair game where ever they are encountered.
                              We'll take your word for it.
                              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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