Russia helped Iran down U.S. Drone

(RUSSIA) Stephen Trimble from Flight Global reports Russia delivered the Avtobaza ground-based electronic intelligence and jamming system (see left) to Iran just four months ago.

While most weapons deliveries to Iran are blocked, a jamming system like the Avtobaza is allowed because it’s a passively defensive machine “designed to jam side-looking and fire control radars on aircraft and manipulate the guidance and control systems of incoming enemy missiles.”

Possibly what NATO regulators didn’t plan on was the jammer’s potential as a communications link allowing UAVs to be controlled remotely.

Whether that’s how it was used Sunday is another matter.


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One Response to Russia helped Iran down U.S. Drone

  1. If one were to base their convictions and opinions on the propagated talking points in the western media, and accept their delusional contextualization of the Iranian issue, one would think that the Iranian state is a menace and an existential threat to, not only the U.S. and Israel, but the entire world. If one was sufficiently convinced that Iran posed a direct threat to their security, in such a state of fear, one might even support a preemptive attack. This contextualization is so twisted and backwards that while laughable, is also extremely dangerous as it could possibly lead to the death of hundreds of thousands of human beings.

    10 years ago, Brian Whitaker wrote in The Guardian that “One of the oldest tricks in the run-up to a war is to spread terrifying stories of things that the enemy may be about to do. Government officials plant these tales, journalists water them and the public, for the most part, swallow them.” (2) This was, as we all know now, the method used to justify the murder of Iraqi civilians and the destruction of their nation by the Bush and Obama administrations. It was a pack of lies – weapons of Mass Destruction, ties with Al Qaeda etc. – destined to occupy Iraq, steal its wealth and keep it under control, regardless of “civilian casualties”

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