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+ - RQ-170 Dispatches from Iran->

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garymortimer writes "This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to most in the community, but the reverse engineering team is already going over Lockheed Martin’s handiwork with a fine toothcomb. From all accounts they see their fair share of U.S. hardware, but usually more pedestrian examples of UAS such as the Pioneer and Shadow. Hmm, I wonder where they come from and who is at the end of the ITAR free pipeline??

There was mention of this being the Revolutionary Guards chance as far as the downing was concerned. I can only speculate, as the context was a little strange with the translation. However, the reports read as follows; “it had a serious failure (for example engine failure), and it landed on its chest on very soft desert sands.” it continues, “which caused no serious damage. (As you saw in the videos.) They did not show the bottom of the aircraft and its landing gear because of damage, they could not open the doors and put the aircraft on them.”"

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RQ-170 Dispatches from Iran

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