CSM Exclusive: Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineerIF THIS IS TRUE, THEN THE DRONES ARE FINISHED.
In an exclusive interview, an engineer working to unlock the secrets of the captured RQ-170 Sentinel says they exploited a known vulnerability and tricked the US drone into landing in Iran.Iran guided the CIA's "lost" stealth drone to an intact landing inside hostile territory by exploiting a navigational weakness long-known to the US military, according to an Iranian engineer now working on the captured drone's systems inside Iran.
Iranian electronic warfare specialists were able to cut off communications links of the American bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel, says the engineer, who works for one of many Iranian military and civilian teams currently trying to unravel the drone’s stealth and intelligence secrets, and who could not be named for his safety.
Using knowledge gleaned from previous downed American drones and a technique proudly claimed by Iranian commanders in September, the Iranian specialists then reconfigured the drone's GPS coordinates to make it land in Iran at what the drone thought was its actual home base in Afghanistan.
AND IT MEANS THAT - IF THE WEST INTENDS ON A PREEMPTIVE ATTACK ON IRAN TO PREVENT IT FROM ACQUIRING NUKES - THAT DRONES CANNOT BE USED TO SOFTEN UP THE BATTLE SPACE.
THIS MEANS THE WAR WILL BE BIGGER AND MESSIER. SIGH.