Did Iranian Drone, Shot Down by Israel, Include Technology From US Drone Captured Last Year?

The Israeli Defense Forces initially played down the intrusion of an Iranian-made drone in Israeli airspace last week. Now it turns out, not only did the drone transmit intelligence back to Iran, it also evaded several efforts by an IDF F-16 to shoot it down.

The New York Post revealed these details earlier today:

A drone plane transmitted live pictures of secret Israeli military bases back to Iran’s military, marking a rare breach of Israeli airspace and a new kind of arms race in the Middle East.

The drone, launched by Iran-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon on Oct. 6, is also believed to have transmitted pictures of preparations for a joint Israel-US military exercise, ballistic missile sites, and possibly Israel’s top-secret nuclear reactor near Dimona.

The three-hour drone flight was initially downplayed by Israeli officials red-faced over the shocking breach of their airspace.

Even the drone’s ultimate interception by an F-16 jet was botched — it took two tries for the pilot to down the unmanned plane.

An Israeli defense source blamed the drone’s infiltration on its “unfamiliar stealth elements.”

After finding out that an Iranian drone, with presumably homemade technology, avoided one of the world’s most advanced military’s radar, antiaircraft, and fighter jet capabilities for hours, some are wondering if the drone capitalized on some of the technology harvested from the U.S. drone captured by Iran last year.

  • obieone

    A number of questions come to mind…..
    1. Does anyone believe that the drone that ‘landed’ in Iran last year was ‘taken over’ by the Iranians without outside help?
    2. Does anyone believe that given this technology that Iran will use it for more lethal purposes if the opportunity presents itself? (i.e. nukes)
    3. Is ANYONE LEFT to “answer the 3 am phone call” or even know where the phone is?
    4. How soon do we need to start practicing calling our congressmen and senators ‘comrade representative’?
    Just Asking!

  • bouboulina

    What a monstrous set-up this is. That “captured” US drone was intentionally allowed to fall into the clutches of Iran, & it was no accident either that it was the latest, most advanced version. This dovetails with the story that the Obama admin. sent 3 persons–1 a woman with highly trusted credentials–to Iran to arrange for the announcement by Iran of a supposed hold on its nuclear bomb development–but only until after the November elections, so as to ensure additional votes from a frightened US population for the purpose of disguising a stolen election. Only Washington would’ve known the location of the Dimona site & where to look for any US-Israeli preparations for an attack against Iran, which are probably part of the plan to flim-flam America & aimed more @ pre-empting an Israeli strike against Iran. Sending more of our already overstretched and fast-dwindling specialized military personnel to Israel for almost-certain decimation is also part of the same long-range, nefarious plan.

    • I couldn’t agree more. I had never seen a drone made like this one before. The ones you always see are the single engine prop planes. I had to think how did they get this aircraft? And the administration wants you to believe that the Liar-in-Chief is a Christian? Get real.

    • gracentruth

      I agree with you. No nation lets this type of technology enter enemy territory (land or air) without a destruct mechanism. Peace.

  • Joe1938

    Re “technology harvested from the U.S. drone captured by Iran last year”?!!! Captured?!! The drone was not captured! It was handed to Iran by the obama administration!

    Joe Miller, it is stated at the beginning of the article that you are the author. How could it be that you are the author? You are not so naïve that you think that Iran could capture such a high tech drone. Do your fans a favor and set the record straight!

  • Joe1938

    “Technology harvested from the U.S. drone captured by Iran last year”?! The drone was not “captured”. It was flown in and given to the ragheads enact.