We focus on commercial programs, but occasionally a non-commercial aerospace story comes along that is fascinating. The video from Iran appears to show a US made UAV that its says it captured. Indeed the language they used is that an Iranian military “electronic warfare unit” brought down the aircraft on December 4. What NATO has admitted is that it lost a UAV, but they have not admitted what type of UAV.
While looking at the Iranian TV footage, we have a short conversation with G2Solution’s Research Director and UAV expert Ron Streans. The conversation by definition is speculative, but it is educated speculation. Have the Iranian’s managed to crack the US’ UAV control systems? Is this really what it seems? If it is what the Iranians say, then we are dealing with a serious situation.
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