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US Air Force confirms ‘Beast of Kandahar’ drone

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  1. Holy Diver

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    US Air Force confirms ‘Beast of Kandahar’ drone | Raw Story

    The US Air Force on Tuesday confirmed for the first time that it is flying a stealth unmanned aircraft known as the "Beast of Kandahar," a drone spotted in photos and shrouded in secrecy.




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    The photo of the drone in Afghanistan has raised questions about why the United States would be operating a stealth unmanned aircraft in a country where insurgents have no radar systems, prompting speculation Washington was using the drones for possible spying missions in neighboring Iran or Pakistan.
     
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    If they are, good for them. I hope they are gathering intel in those 2 regions, since those pose the biggest threats to the world, moving forward.
     
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    Oh I agree, but ... Why confirm it?


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    We've finally found common ground :D

    Interesting about the drone. Not suprising it exists, and I agree it's surprising they confirmed it.
     
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    Re: US Air Force confirms ‘Beast of Kandahar’ drone

    New unmanned US stealth jet based in Afghanistan gathers data in Iran | Sonoran Weekly Review (I don't vouch for the veracity of this web site)

    I don't know if I trust the information. I do however agree that it's a good thing to be able to gather intelligence on our enemies. IMHO, it's a bad thing to let them know how...
     
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    Further corrorboration.. comes out of a lockheed division called, "Skunk Works"... always find it amusing that there never a cost associated with any of these projects..

    U.S Air Force Uses RQ-170 Sentinel In Afghanistan. | Mil-Tech

     
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