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orange
03-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Iran Claims They've Built A 'Flying Saucer'

The Huffington Post
Dean Praetorius
Posted: 03/22/11 07:00 PM

An official state-run Iranian news agency claims that the country has created the world's first 'flying saucer.'

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/259329/thumbs/r-IRAN-FLYING-SAUCER-large570.jpg

In the official announcement on Fars' website, the news agency claimed the craft was unveiled to Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamene in a special ceremony last week. The unmanned craft is aparently intended largely for aerial imaging.

The saucer, named "Zohal" (which translates to "Saturn" in Persian) is reportedly part of a "new generation of vertical flyers," according to the Daily Mail.

From the original release:

Zohal, designed and developed jointly by Farnas Aerospace Company and Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association (IASIA), can be used for various missions, specially for aerial imaging.
The flying machine is equipped with an auto-pilot system, GPS (Global Positioning System) and two separate imaging systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality and is able to take and send images simultaneously.

Zohal uses a small, portable navigation and monitoring center for transmission of data and images and can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces.

However, the ship has its skeptics.

The picture above accompanied the release, though it does not state that it's an actual picture of the machine. PopSci suggests that this alternate release (http://www.isna.ir/ISNA/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-1736235&Lang=E), issued by the Iranian Students' News Agency has a more accurate depiction of the craft.

But still controversy remains. From PopSci:

But again, this photo's origin is unclear. SUAS News, which covers the UAV community, says this is a DraganFlyer X6. "We doubt very much that the Canadian company has sold airframes to Iran knowingly," reports SUAS' Gary Mortimer.

Clearly, the actual nature of the 'flying saucer' remains in question.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/22/iran-flying-saucer_n_839154.html

blaise
03-22-2011, 06:27 PM
I bet orange just spazzes out as a Huff Post commenter during the day. Besides, I thought you had me on ignore, orange. Maybe I mistook you for someone else.

patteeu
03-22-2011, 07:09 PM
Another nation's government is in on the UFO coverup now.

go bowe
03-22-2011, 07:53 PM
why shouldn't vp, blaise and cheney's ****washer read this tread?

is it secret and eyes only for liberals?

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 07:58 PM
It looks like the thermostat out of my old 1978 Datsun B-210

http://www.mcbroom.biz/c006.jpg

orange
03-22-2011, 08:03 PM
why shouldn't vp, blaise ... read this tread?

is it secret and eyes only for liberals?

HuffingtonPost must not be posted here.


orange mainlines huffpost articles. It's like a drug for him.

DemocratUnderground as well. A Pool of the most rabid.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7509659&postcount=31

I bet he's bleating the same refrain above in the very first comment on this thread, too, which he just couldn't refrain from opening. Am I right?

patteeu is not included. He occasionally strays into HuffPo land - even posting an article betimes, though he had the foresight to hide the link.

MagicHef
03-22-2011, 08:34 PM
10 megapixels? Wow, that must have cost them several hundred dollars.

blaise
03-23-2011, 04:30 AM
HuffingtonPost must not be posted here.


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7509659&postcount=31

I bet he's bleating the same refrain above in the very first comment on this thread, too, which he just couldn't refrain from opening. Am I right?

patteeu is not included. He occasionally strays into HuffPo land - even posting an article betimes, though he had the foresight to hide the link.

I can read what I want to read, and you can post what you want to post. I never said you could or couldn't post HuffPost articles, just that you do, a lot.

I mean, when pete posts links to Drudge he's just a parrot for the right according to some liberals here. You're just the HuffPosts parrot then, I guess.

And I guess I am on ignore by orange. What a turd.

Fishpicker
03-23-2011, 04:57 AM
Stolen technology from Israel. is it made of clay?

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mikey23545
03-23-2011, 04:57 AM
Is that going to replace the flying carpet drone they were using up until now?

HonestChieffan
03-23-2011, 05:20 AM
No doubt HuffPo had staff on hand at World Water Day. Maybe Orange can keep us updated on that.


CARACAS (Reuters) — Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

“I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet,” Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.

Chavez, who also holds capitalism responsible for many of the world’s problems, warned that water supplies on Earth were drying up.

“Careful! Here on planet Earth where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts,” Chavez said, sipping from a glass of water.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110322/od_nm/us_venezuela_chavez_mars