Iran's IRGC cyber-warriors take control of mock enemy's spy drone

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The IRGC captured a US-built ScanEagle drone after it intruded into Iranian airspace in December 2012.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully taken control of the mock enemy's reconnaissance drone on the first day of the Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8) military drills, which are being held in the southeastern province of Kerman.

The spokesman of the war games, Brigadier General Hamid Sarkheili, told reporters late on Saturday that the IRGC forces took control of the drone’s guidance system and managed to bring it down.

The IRGC Ground Force started the Payambar-e Azam 8 exercise, which includes practice maneuvers of various defense tactics, in southeastern Iran on Saturday.

Special modern warfare units conducted drills, asymmetric warfare tactics were practiced, and various types of unmanned aerial vehicles were tested on the first day of the war games.

A report published in the Wall Street Journal on December 2, 2012 quoted US officials as saying that Washington has stepped up its spying operations on the Bushehr nuclear plant in southern Iran "over the past two months."

The report said the surveillance of the Iranian nuclear facility was being "conducted in part with the Pentagon's fleet of drones operating over the Persian Gulf."

On December 4, 2012, the IRGC Navy commander, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, said his forces had captured a US ScanEagle drone over the waters of the Persian Gulf after it intruded into Iranian airspace.

In December 2011, the Iranian military took control of a US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft while it was flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) from the Afghan border.

The US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft was forced to land with minimal damage by the Iranian Army's electronic warfare unit. The aircraft is one of the United States' most advanced spy drones.




Anonymous said...

An interesting geopolitical analysis.
... the latest geopolitical developments in Syria, Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Tunisia and Latin America while stressing the need for resistance against the Zionist New World Order on every level.

Anonymous said...

French journalist Thierry Meyssan Before our very eyes.
Ahmadinejad, the Unsinkable

Iranian democracy is thriving. Divisions in 2009 are now obsolete to the point that President Obama has admitted publicly that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been elected at the time by a majority of his citizens. The green movement that had united the urban bourgeoisie and part of youth did not last long. As of now, Washington no longer hopes for the overthrow of the regime, but for its division. The U.S. would like to profit from the current crisis between the religious current of the Larijani clan and the nationalist current of the Ahmadinejad family...
Youth had not read the Moussaoui program and knew not of his apology for global capitalism...
For its part, Washington has spared no effort to disrupt Iranian society and play on generational conflicts. More than a hundred Farsi language satellite television stations were created to flood the country with "the American Dream". They distracted Iranians from their national networks, but it is not certain whether they were convincing on the overall...
While everyone was preparing for another attempt at a color revolution, the surprise came from the ruling coalition. The classic confrontation between nationalists and religious factions hardened and finally burst onto the public scene...
Moreover, popular support for Ahmadinejad is massive throughout the country, except paradoxically in Tehran, the city where he was mayor. The rapid industrialization of the country, recent programs to redistribute petroleum profits as monthly allowances for each adult, and widespread construction of housing at subsidized prices have won the allegiance of workers and peasants. Ahmadinejad, who feels that his candidate will be elected by a wide margin, does not hesitate to challenge the more religious opposition and show that if it were up to him, the demands of youth would be met. He even allowed himself to celebrate the beauty of the hijab to better criticize the law which makes it compulsory...
Western media are prey to schizophrenia. While Farsi networks relish this confrontation, their European counterparts do not say a word about it. They continue to induce their viewers to believe that Iran is a monolithic dictatorship ruled by mullahs. Young people who took to the streets against the "regime" have often become the strongest supporters of Ahmadinejad and should support his candidate in June. They think that with him, the Islamic revolution can reconcile national liberation and individual liberties.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the drug trafficking ...

Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest

In fact, whereas Afghanistan is sometimes referred to as the “graveyard of empires” because throughout history, big powers have attempted, unsuccessfully, to invade and control it, the country can already be labeled as the “garden of empire” because the US/NATO occupation has resulted in a drastic increase in drug production.

Of the annual $65 billion global market for opiates, only 5 to 10 percent ($3 to $5 billion) is estimated to be laundered by informal banking systems, while two-thirds ($40 to $45 billion) is available for laundering through the formal banking system. A recent UNODC report estimated that about $220 billion of drug money is laundered annually through the financial system. However, only about 0.2 percent of all laundered criminal money is seized and frozen, as governments have other priorities than regulating the banking industry, which benefits from this extra liquidity.

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