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December 8, 2011

Fox News: Obama refused to retrieve UAV lost over Iran

Topics: Iran

Heard on Fox News today ... Obama refused to allow the U.S. to retrieve or destroy lost RQ-170 believed to have glided to ground intact leaving its intel and technology intact for reverse engineering - because 'he was afraid of provoking Iran'. The stealth RQ-170 was years and hundreds of millions of dollars in the making.

Meanwhile, speculation is running rampant that the US RQ-170 surveillance drone was brought down by this piece of equipment supplied to Iran by Russia - the Avtobaza truck-mounted mobile radar jamming system:


Business Insider reports:

[...] While most weapons deliveries to Iran are blocked, a jamming system like the Avtobaza is allowed because it's a passively defensive machine "designed to jam side-looking and fire control radars on aircraft and manipulate the guidance and control systems of incoming enemy missiles."

Possibly what NATO regulators didn't plan on was the jammer's potential as a communications link allowing UAVs to be controlled remotely.

Whether that's how it was used Sunday is another matter.

Whatever the case, thanks to Barack Obama, the score in the battle to stop Iran from having nuclear weapons to hand out to fellow Islamic terrorists is now Iran - 1, U.S. - 0.

Related reading: Russia delivers radar jammers to Iran

Posted by Hyscience at December 8, 2011 2:23 PM

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