Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Iranian Mohajer-4 Drone Shot Down in Iraq - Report

 An Iranian Mohajer-4 drone has been shot down in Iraqi. ISIL said it captured an Iranian drone early in the morning and broadcast video of the allegedly captured Iranian drone. News reports indicate that the damaged glider of the drone was found in Diyala province. (APA, 18 November)

Top photo: Screen capture of ISIL’s video on an Iranian drone allegedly captured in Iraq
Bottom photo: Iran’s Mohajer drone (Wikipedia)


Anonymous said...

a propos of Iranian drones-------------

U.S. Navy deploys its first laser cannon — capable of setting drones on fire in the sky
The U.S. Navy’s first laser weapon capable of destroying a target is deployed on a command ship in the Persian Gulf.

The amphibious transport ship USS Ponce has been patrolling with a prototype 30-kilowatt-class Laser Weapon System since late August, according to officials. The laser is mounted facing the bow, and can be fired in several modes — from a dazzling warning flash to a destructive beam — and can set a drone or small boat on fire.

The Ponce “provides a unique platform” to deploy the new capability “in an operationally relevant region,” Vice Admiral John Miller, the 5th Fleet commander, said in an e-mailed statement. The ship is the 5th Fleet’s primary command and control afloat staging base for operations

Since 2011, the Navy has boosted its presence in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world’s traded oil flows. Equipped with naval mines and small vessels that practice swarming tactics to attack larger warships, Iranian officials have periodically threatened to close the waterway.

The Navy laser wasn’t specifically designed or deployed to counter Iran’s arsenal of small armed vessels, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert said in an interview earlier this year.


B.M.A said...

DON'T celebrate too much, even the US military is slow and careful on the issue ! -the STACK reality is that Russia has an answer for this weapon because they are the first to develop them back in the 70s !!.