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U.S. drone captured in Iran

The USAF RQ-170 Sentinel – ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance) + Ground-attack stealth drone – recently captured in Iran should remain indefinitely according to the latest news:

“No one returns the symbol of aggression to the party that sought secret and vital intelligence related to the national security of a country,” Iranian General Hossein Salami said.

Nothing more was revealed but the U.S. Air Force admitted that the UAV would have had a malfunction on its course to Iran after leaving Afghanistan. The pictures of the fuselage cannot show evidence of shooting down, and nothing proves what the Iranian officials suggested about EW (Electronic Warfare) means which might have brought down the drone to the ground perhaps by jamming.

To be continued…

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Air Defense NEWS from Russian media

RIA NovostiTu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomberCanadian Air Force intercepts Russian bombers over Atlantic

09:56 31/07/2010 Canadian Air Force fighters intercepted two Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic Ocean, CBC television reported, citing Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay.>>

RIA NovostiIran to engage all Air Force bases for major drillsIran to engage all Air Force bases for major drills

03:22 31/07/2010 Iran’s Air Force will engage its all bases for massive week-long drills, which kick off on Saturday.>>

RIA NovostiMiG-29Russia’s defense spending to rise by 60% by 2013 – paper

09:34 30/07/2010 Russian defense spending will increase by 60 percent, to more than 2 trillion rubles ($66.3 million) by 2013 from 1.264 trillion ($42 million) in 2010, a leading Russian business daily said on Friday.>>

RIA NovostiTu-95MS Bear-H strategic bomberRussian Tu-95 strategic bombers set new flight duration record

00:28 30/07/2010 Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear-H strategic bombers have carried out a record-breaking 40-hour patrol over three oceans.>>

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