Iran captures intruding US drone over Persian Gulf waters - Page 2




 
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December 11th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
Was hardly what you could call intact . Iranians rebuilt most if the shell of the UAV for its propoganda purposes. From professional analysis of the photos the damage is consistent with a terminal flight path. Ie the craft automaticly flew itself into the ground in a manner that would destroy the more sensitive equipment. Although virtually all of that series of UAV are constructed from commercially available components.


It's also been speculated that the Iranians found the ditched drone.
December 11th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
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Originally Posted by hamidreza
In this site it has been described how a college professor hacked a UAV guidance system.


http://www.geekosystem.com/uav-gps-spoof/

West deny Iran detected RQ 170. Ok if it is true please someone explain me how this drone catched by Iran almost intact?
A professor hacked a UAV guidance system but there's no mention that it was a military UAV guidance system?

The drone was almost intact because Iranians repaired it?
December 11th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
There is much that can be done with paper mâché etc. The Iranians put the RQ 170 on a very suspicious and ornate pedestal . Which hid most of the damage also on the Iranian released film some officer inspects it and starts moving flaps and things that don't exactly respond as they should if the drone was Infact undamaged.

The only thing that is special about this drone type was its flying wing design. Which presents virtually no radar cross section to be detected. There also isn't much to reverse engineer other than some design concepts ,as it is a device likely to be captured it won't contain anything overly "special" it merely collects raw data. The secret stuff would be the software that interprets the data it collects. Which is not on the drone. It's kept safely back at Langley or wherever.



Lastly the best guess of what happened was it was electronically attacked jammed. Reverted to dumb dumb mode attempted fly home or the place it last had good reception where would do hot laps until it ran out of fuel zeroise and crash into the ground. If it recognised it was being attacked it would zeroise and fly itself Into the ground. Seeing as it wasn't a scorched wreck it's more likely to be the former.
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December 11th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
As for the skylark that is extremely short ranged and not very special at all...


Edit ... Wrong mistook my scaneagle a for skylarks... Never mind... Time will tell on this one....
December 11th, 2012  
hamidreza
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by captiva303
There is much that can be done with paper mâché etc. The Iranians put the RQ 170 on a very suspicious and ornate pedestal . Which hid most of the damage also on the Iranian released film some officer inspects it and starts moving flaps and things that don't exactly respond as they should if the drone was Infact undamaged.

The only thing that is special about this drone type was its flying wing design. Which presents virtually no radar cross section to be detected. There also isn't much to reverse engineer other than some design concepts ,as it is a device likely to be captured it won't contain anything overly "special" it merely collects raw data. The secret stuff would be the software that interprets the data it collects. Which is not on the drone. It's kept safely back at Langley or wherever.



Lastly the best guess of what happened was it was electronically attacked jammed. Reverted to dumb dumb mode attempted fly home or the place it last had good reception where would do hot laps until it ran out of fuel zeroise and crash into the ground. If it recognised it was being attacked it would zeroise and fly itself Into the ground. Seeing as it wasn't a scorched wreck it's more likely to be the former.
Virtually was detected? in the east of Iran in desert and at that height?!

And what is your evidence that Iran repaired it with paper etc? If it is please tell me why the US president requested Iran to return back a damaged drone which doesn't have any useful thing for Iran? a new RQ 170 price is 6 million dollar.
And in your last supposition you at least have accepted the Iran electronic jamming power even against a drone like RQ 170.
December 11th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
Did they capture it or did the engine fail and it glided down to earth. Now why the Americans don't put a demolition charge on board in cases like this is beyond me
December 11th, 2012  
hawky94
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Did they capture it or did the engine fail and it glided down to earth. Now why the Americans don't put a demolition charge on board in cases like this is beyond me
Sounds like a good idea.

What would be the parameters under which the explosives were detonated though? Would it be something to do with proximity to Command Stations? Or perhaps just a recognition system of hostile territories - and then an altitude, at which a timed countdown begins until detonation?

I suppose the thing with that idea would be possible debris fallout into civilian populations in those countries that are deemed "hostile"...
December 11th, 2012  
hamidreza
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Did they capture it or did the engine fail and it glided down to earth. Now why the Americans don't put a demolition charge on board in cases like this is beyond me
they didn't do that because they completely trusted to their drone advanced technology.
December 11th, 2012  
VDKMS
 
US Confirms Iran Did Not Hack RQ-170 Stealth Drone
December 11th, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeEnfield
Now why the Americans don't put a demolition charge on board in cases like this is beyond me
They've been known to send out a fighter jet to blow it out of the sky and into a million pieces in the past.
 


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