Friday, March 13, 2009

American Fighter Jet shoots down an Iranian drone

From Blackfive:

Those always helpful Iranians have continued to show why President Obama thinks they will be excellent partners for peace. Noah Shactman sends a scoop on our taking out an Iranian bird flying over Iraq.

An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone as it was flying over Iraq, U.S. military sources in Baghdad tell Danger Room.....Iran has built an array of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. The pneumatically launched Ababil ("Swallow") has a wingspan of more than 10 feet, and cruises at 160 knots, according to The Mohajer or Misrad ("Migrant") drone is a bit smaller, and slower-flying.

Update: News Story here.