Iran has finally offered proof of its captured RQ-170 Sentinel drone, the top-of-the-line stealth killer. And it looks like it’s in perfect shape. Very bad news for American death from above, and very good news for China.
Iranian press has published a video showing Iranian military personnel inspecting the drone, which David Cenciotti points out is adorned in a special desert camo configuration. But camouflage isn’t worth shit if your drone gets knocked out of the sky without of any sort of self-destruct mechanism or means of getting it back.
So what happens now? The US looks stupid, having been unable to destroy, or even find, its stolen toy. And Beijing will probably be sending a briefcase full of cash to Tehran pretty soon now — their burgeoning drone program is still far behind America’s, and they’ll be eager to dig into the Sentinel’s extremely sophisticated electronic innards. [David Cenciotti]