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Iran Actually Hacked America's RQ-170 Spy Drone

This is looking bad, folks.  Reports initially said that Iran had shot down one of  America’s RQ-170 spy drones (the type of drone that was used to provide real-time data during the Osama Bin Laden raid).  And to be honest with you, that’s what we wish would have happened.  Instead, it looks like Iran actually hacked the drone and commanded it to land on one of their air strips.  Here’s video of the drone (that is clearly NOT shot down and damaged).

Below is an excerpt from BBC.co.uk

US officials have acknowledged the loss of the unmanned plane, saying it had malfunctioned.

However, Iranian officials say its forces electronically hijacked the drone and steered it to the ground.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says the intact condition of the Sentinel tends to support their claim.

Iran’s Press TV said that the Iranian army’s “electronic warfare unit” brought down the drone on 4 December as it was flying over the city of Kashmar, about 140 miles (225km) from the Afghan border.

So, this is bad no matter how you slice it.  One has to wonder, however, did Iran gain the capability to bring down one of the most sophisticated pieces of technology in the world.  You would almost think they had help…..

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  2. sajjad a free person

    you know.. its obviously true that Iran has got the best army force around the world.. and about RQ-170– it was as easy as piece of cake for iran to hack that old version spy drone. Iran can do much more difficult things than hacking that toy.LOL.. if you disagree just Email me your idea

  3. This is IRAN!!!
    The strength of the world that you haven’t known well yet!
    But I promise you that you’ll see its power soon God Willing and will easily understand that these nonsense you say about it is all wrong!
    I want to tell USA to be careful to NEVER pass our air borders anymore! Because you’ll again get into the trouble and you’ll again screw up!!!!
    Oh, by the way, instead of spreading these nonsense about STRONG IRANIANS, I suggest you to pick up your soldiers from other countries and try to solve your people’s economical problems!
    Soon, you’ll all see how USA will damage under the anger of aware people in all over the world…