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KILLER_CLOWN
01-18-2012, 02:47 PM
Reports say the US is to get its top secret surveillance drone back from Iran. In a form of a toy. (Image from www.thingiverse.com/)

TAGS: Arms, Conflict, Military, Politics, Iran, USA

Reports say the US is to get its top secret surveillance drone back from Iran. The catch is, the device, intercepted in December, has been reduced to 1:80 of its original size and is being marketed as a popular toy.

*Iranian state radio was quoted by Associated Press as saying on Tuesday that the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone toy models would soon be on sale in Tehran.

They are expected to sell for 70,000 rials Ė around US$4.

One of the models will even make it to the White House in response to a formal request from Washington last month asking Iran to return the top-secret device.

State radio reports that the model will be of the original aircraft, but one eightieth of the actual size.

The top secret US drone was intercepted over the Iranian town of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers from Iranís border with Afghanistan, in early December.

Engineers with the Iranian military confirmed they had managed to hijack the system inside the craft with ease and bring it to a safe landing without incident.

Since then, the Obama administration has asked Iran to return the drone, but Tehran has refused, claiming that its incursion into Iranian airspace had rendered it Iranís property.

Reports also suggest the trophy might be put on public display after a thorough examination, and in a year or two it may be put up for auction.

http://rt.com/news/iran-us-drone-toy-965/

loochy
01-18-2012, 02:51 PM
ROFL Ok that is actually pretty funny and it makes us look kind of dumb. LOL

BucEyedPea
01-18-2012, 02:55 PM
LMAO

They should send multiples as gifts for Bill Kristol, Bolton, patteeu, HCf and CForever and company as Valentine's gifts.

Iowanian
01-18-2012, 03:09 PM
I suggest the returning thank you card include a 1:80 scale model Tomahawk Cruise missile.


It's like the guy sending the cops pictures of his money for his fine and the police response is a photo of handcuffs.

ForeverChiefs58
01-18-2012, 03:14 PM
LMAO

They should send multiples as gifts for Bill Kristol, Bolton, patteeu, HCf and CForever and company as Valentine's gifts.

Actually, I would love to have one of those. Would be a pretty cool souvenir really.

BucEyedPea
01-18-2012, 03:17 PM
See what I mean.

ForeverChiefs58
01-18-2012, 03:21 PM
See what I mean.

I would especially like to get one before Iran is turned into glass. :p

Donger
01-18-2012, 03:22 PM
It was stupid of Obama to tee this up in the first place.

ForeverChiefs58
01-18-2012, 03:23 PM
It was stupid of Obama to tee this up in the first place.

Really is crazy that he just let them keep it (share with other enemies).

ForeverChiefs58
01-18-2012, 03:30 PM
I wonder about the quality of the toys though. I wouldn't want one to break apart in mid air while my kid was playing with one.

I wonder if they have a Saeed's wholesale club where you can buy 159 of them for like $19.99?

BucEyedPea
01-18-2012, 03:57 PM
I wonder about the quality of the toys though. I wouldn't want one to break apart in mid air while my kid was playing with one.

I wonder if they have a Saeed's wholesale club where you can buy 159 of them for like $19.99?

They're probably made in China.

CoMoChief
01-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Thats funny.

wazu
01-18-2012, 09:30 PM
Really is crazy that he just let them keep it (share with other enemies).

What would you have done as president?

go bowe
01-18-2012, 10:08 PM
bomb bomb bomb i-ran,

bomb bomb bomb i-ran...