Beast of Kandahar shot down again

The Beast of Kandahar RQ 170 Sentinel

Once you start following these sort of stories its surprising how often they keep being reported!

TEHRAN: Iran’s military on Sunday shot down a US Army RQ-170 unmanned aerial vehicle after it “briefly violated” Iranian territory in the east, near the Afghanistan and Pakistan borders, local media said.

Al-Alam Arabic language satellite channel, quoting a military source, said the drone was shot down “a few hours ago.”

Fars news agency said the drone had violated Iran’s airspace at its eastern borders. Fars has close ties to the Revolutionary Guards, an elite force in charge of the country’s air defence and missile programmes.

“Our air defence and electronic warfare units managed to identify and shoot down an advanced unmanned spy aircraft — RQ-170 — after it briefly violated the eastern border territory,” Fars said, quoting an unnamed military source.

The drone “was downed with slight damage. It is now under the control of our forces,” the source added, calling the incident “a blatant territorial violation.”

The RQ-170 Sentinel is a reconnaissance drone whose existence was revealed in 2009 by specialised media, and later confirmed by the US Air Force in 2010.

In January, Iran announced that its forces had downed two US drones after they violated Iranian-controlled airspace. It later said it would put the aircraft on public display.

The US military and Central Intelligence Agency routinely use drones to monitor military activity in the region. They have also reportedly used them to launch missile strikes in Yemen as well as in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt.

Similar Posts

5 thoughts on “Beast of Kandahar shot down again
  1. Shot down with slight damage…in my very meager experience of things that go bang very few things gets “shot down” with slight damage least of all a drone. The scary thing is that this aircraft was reported lost and if they have recovered it in a good state you can be sure that it is now on its merry way to China.

  2. “can be sure that it is now on its merry way to China”

    LOL! I was thinking the same thing :)

  3. I do have an RC sUAS I fly for fun. FPV/autopilot etc. One of the commands programmed is return to origin if lost link. I find hard to believe equipment of that caliber wouldn’t have better safeties programmed into it!

  4. Nah this is what the US wanted, now they can just pan around the cameras in the Iranian airforce base and pick the best targets.

Comments are closed.

mahjong ways sabung ayam online >sbobet sv388 sabung ayam onlineslot bca akun pro jepang indomaster88 rtp slot gacor casino online sbobet agen judi bola link server internasional bola tangkas online sv388 indomaster88judi bolaCasino Onlinesbobetsweet bonanzasv388slot thailandslot zeusmahjong waysakun pro jepangcasino onlinetogel online