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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:05 AM
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Meet The Russian Avtobaza Iran's Possible Drone Killer
Speculation is running rampant after Iran claimed to have shot down a US RQ-170 surveillance drone Sunday, and while Tehran has yet to show proof, it appears their announcement coincides with the delivery of this piece of equipment.

Stephen Trimble from Flight Global reports Russia delivered the Avtobaza ground-based electronic intelligence and jamming system to Iran six-weeks 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.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-the-russian-avtobaz...
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:12 AM
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1. Iran is our "regional superpower rival" and
Russia like to fk with us when given the opportunity.

I am sure that missile defense/Star Wars programs give the Russian militarists an issue to run with. The Russian public hates that program and thinks their government won't stand up to America.
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