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The emergence of the "elusive" drone RQ-170 Sentinel in the vicinity of the plant in Palmdale is being discussed in the USA

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The emergence of the "elusive" drone RQ-170 Sentinel in the vicinity of the plant in Palmdale is being discussed in the USA

In the United States, images of an unmanned aerial vehicle have appeared, which is often called the "elusive" or "Beast of Kandahar". We are talking about an updated version of the RQ-170 Sentinel UAV, aka Stealth Spy Drone - a reconnaissance drone with implemented stealth technology.

The drone flew in the area of ​​the 42nd plant in Palmdale (California).

This UAV model is widely known for the fact that, according to the Pentagon, it was she who helped track down the number one terrorist Osama bin Laden. Earlier it was also reported that one of the RQ-170 Sentinels fell into the hands of the Iranian military, who "could study the technologies implemented on the drone."

In the US, they are discussing what the RQ-170 Sentinel UAV was doing in the area of ​​the 42nd plant, which belongs to the Lockheed Skunk Works. It is noted that previously there was no information that the production of these spy drones could be associated with the 42nd plant in California.



Eyewitnesses note the presence of orange stripes on the drone's fuselage. It is assumed that these stripes are applied during test flights so that the control aircraft, which is in the sky above the test UAV, can control the phases of its flight. It is also reported that the drone quickly disappeared into the sky. According to other sources, he just landed after a few minutes of flight.

It is assumed that the RQ-170 Sentinel over Palmdale may be a UAV that was withdrawn from Afghanistan. But if so, what tests can we talk about? ..
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  1. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 26 July 2020 10: 54
    0
    These UAVs have not been seen for a long time.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 26 July 2020 10: 57
      +6
      These UAVs have not been seen for a long time

      So he is not visible. stealth. smile
      which is often called "elusive"

      Why "elusive"?
      Yes, no one wants to catch, no one needs it. (as in the joke about the elusive Joe) wink
      1. Vestnik
        Vestnik 26 July 2020 11: 01
        +6
        Quote: NIKNN
        Why "elusive"?
        Yes, no one wants to catch, no one needs it.

        Well, Iran caught it ..)))
        1. venik
          venik 26 July 2020 11: 25
          -1
          Quote: Vestnik
          Well, Iran caught it ..

          =======
          So he is NOT Elusive !! laughing drinks
          1. Vestnik
            Vestnik 26 July 2020 11: 55
            +1
            Quote: venik
            Quote: Vestnik
            Well, Iran caught it ..

            =======
            So he is NOT Elusive !! laughing drinks

            So it turns out .. wink We saw these vaunted Amer stealth ..))))
      2. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 26 July 2020 11: 41
        -1
        Quote: NIKNN
        So he is not visible. stealth. laughing

        What is called: "Do not believe your eyes." wassat
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 26 July 2020 10: 58
    -1
    And that no one can catch him?
    1. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 26 July 2020 12: 48
      +1
      Quote: Pessimist22
      And that no one can catch him?

      His story is interesting.
      In 2011, the RQ-170 Sentinel went missing in Afghanistan, then there were rumors that it was shot down or intercepted in Iran and was shown on TV.

      Obama asked to return it but was refused.
      In 2014, Iran released Shahed 171. Two years later, Iran showed another counterfeit armed version known as the Saeqeh.
      Israel constantly monitors Iran's actions in Syria. In February 2018, reconnaissance spotted the launch of the drone as it flew out of the Palmyra region in Syria, flew through northern Jordan and entered Israeli airspace, where it was shot down by an Israeli Apache helicopter.
      In response to the February 10 drone incursion into Israeli territory, Israel struck with eight F-16s to destroy an Iranian command trailer near Palmyra from which it was operating.
      It was during this retaliatory raid that one of the Israeli F-16s was hit by a Syrian-based S-200 missile upon returning to Israel.
  3. fn34440
    fn34440 26 July 2020 11: 04
    +3
    "
    It is assumed that the RQ-170 Sentinel over Palmdale may be a UAV that was withdrawn from Afghanistan. But if so, what kind of tests can we talk about ?. "
    Did the author eat his ear? Since morning ?
    Is this UAV manufactured and functioning in one copy? At least naive ..
  4. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 26 July 2020 11: 40
    -2
    images of an unmanned aerial vehicle, which is often called the "elusive" or "Beast of Kandahar".

    Another Elusive Joe. wassat
  5. LMN
    LMN 26 July 2020 11: 54
    -1
    It is somewhat similar to our "Hunter" .. lol
    1. iouris
      iouris 26 July 2020 12: 11
      +2
      Quote: LMN
      It is somewhat similar to our "Hunter" ..

      ...or vice versa.
      1. LMN
        LMN 26 July 2020 12: 15
        0
        Quote: iouris
        Quote: LMN
        It is somewhat similar to our "Hunter" ..

        ...or vice versa.

        Or vice versa..
        1. Vestnik
          Vestnik 26 July 2020 12: 17
          0
          Quote: LMN
          Quote: iouris
          Quote: LMN
          It is somewhat similar to our "Hunter" ..

          ...or vice versa.

          Or vice versa..

          Also noticed this .. hi
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 26 July 2020 12: 25
      +1
      Quote: LMN
      It is somewhat similar to our "Hunter" .. lol

      Only our Hunter is 20 years younger ...
      And so yes, you licked one place in our outdated military-industrial complex for a test ...
      You will definitely receive a bonus.
      But who benefits from your lies ...
      1. LMN
        LMN 26 July 2020 12: 58
        +1
        I'm watching the parade))
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 26 July 2020 13: 09
          -1
          So what? Joy of the Feast during the Plague?
          Krasukha-4, which were produced in the amount of 10 pieces, within 10 years, which is only for army-level headquarters? And who will never come even 500 km to the DB zone?
          Don't care, we throw our caps ...
          Two modern nuclear submarines for the entire Navy? And the enemy has almost 50 of them.
          Do not care, caps on the Parade and the Star were sewn with a margin ...
          Let's get around ..
          Hypersound? They trumpeted to the whole world, made 3 pieces and that's it ...
          Calm down.
          And the enemies in response have created entire production programs.
          Will rivet in hundreds and thousands.
          They know how.
          As a result, we will have 10, and they have thousands.
          And again they will watch Parades, military Forces and other heresy, which has no side to the actual state of affairs ..
          And they pour into our ears how to be proud.
          You can be proud.
          Country, but not people.
          1. nPuBaTuP
            nPuBaTuP 26 July 2020 13: 30
            -5
            You need to be proud of both the country and the people ...
            Yes, you probably have nothing to be proud of ...
            Now they got crazy ... everything is fine with the enemy ... and 50 modern nuclear submarines ... and production programs ...
            Well, be proud of it ..... and we will be proud of our "Two modern nuclear submarines for the entire Navy", and 3 hypersonic missiles .......
          2. LMN
            LMN 26 July 2020 13: 39
            +1
            But what about the guys who organized it were standing there ..

            You can be proud.
            Country, but not people.


            By the way, yes, about the guys ..
  6. askort154
    askort154 26 July 2020 12: 17
    +8
    This UAV model is widely known for the fact that, according to the Pentagon, it was she who helped track down the number one terrorist Osama bin Laden. Earlier it was also reported that one of the RQ-170 Sentinels fell into the hands of the Iranian military, who "could study the technologies implemented on the drone."

    Osama bin Laden was "taken" in Pakistan. Tracked him down with RQ-170!
    "Bravo" USA!
    One RQ - 170 fell into the "hands of Iran" - a terrible puncture for the United States!

    In the US, they are discussing what the RQ-170 Sentinel UAV was doing in the area of ​​the 42nd plant, which belongs to the Lockheed Skunk Works.
    I'm sorry, what ? Well stupid!
    It is also reported that the drone quickly disappeared into the sky. According to other sources, he just landed after a few minutes of flight.
    ..Dear editor!
    Maybe it's better about the reactor?
    About your favorite lunar tractor? ... (V. Vysotsky)
    It is assumed that the RQ-170 Sentinel over Palmdale may be a UAV that was withdrawn from Afghanistan. But if so, what tests can we talk about? ..

    I understood one thing! I have a sleepless night to comprehend the essence of this article on VO. crying
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 26 July 2020 12: 22
      +1
      This is a retelling of Thedrive article. It's written well, retelling is so-so
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 26 July 2020 13: 11
        +3
        By the way, a good resource for obtaining information that is absent in our pseudo-media
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 26 July 2020 13: 15
          +1
          Yeah, they write very professionally, each article is well-developed. There is no blatant hack. And it's fun to read American uryaklov, not only ours to read smile
          1. Vitaly gusin
            Vitaly gusin 26 July 2020 13: 46
            +1
            Quote: Grazdanin
            they write very professionally

            And the links are interesting in the article.
  7. SovAr238A
    SovAr238A 26 July 2020 12: 53
    +2
    Stunned.
    Sentinel has been made by Lockheed Martin and SkunkWork since the late 90s. It was in 99 that he was exhibited for inspection by the CIA as a replacement for the "Dark Star", which could not really fly.
    And what is the problem with the presence of this UAV at one of the manufacturer's plants?
    Overhaul? Modernization?
    No, such things are not familiar to news authors?
    The device is released less than 10 units, prohibitively expensive.
    Its cost can be estimated at $ 1 billion. Since it is equipped with completely piece electronics, almost handmade.
    Widest use of carbon fiber. Concentration of everything related to stealth.
    Both direct, such as EPR, and indirect, such as disturbance of the atmosphere after the exhaust of a jet engine.
    One of the first vehicles to use fuel additives such as graphene dust, which greatly reduce the temperature of the jet at the exhaust. And thereby reduce the indirect signs of visibility.
    This is a very serious machine ...
    And those who write about the elusive - well, they don't need a brain ...
    For those who laugh, I advise you to remember the plot of Mikhalkov's film - "12" ..
    Where about: "everyone laughs" ... "ha ha ha ha" ...
    1. Kapkan
      Kapkan 26 July 2020 13: 12
      -1
      An "impressive" promotional booklet ... for the people of the united states.
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 26 July 2020 13: 24
        +3
        Quote: Kapkan
        An "impressive" promotional booklet ... for the people of the united states.

        How are you who write in Russian different from the US population?
        Exactly the same illiteracy? Exactly the same hat-covering?

        But they have something to throw hats from ..
        a dozen aircraft carriers, 60 nuclear submarines, a hundred strategic planes, 60 destroyers and cruisers ...
        Aircraft of the 5th generation for almost 20 years ...
        And new ones are being built in the program for almost 2500 units.

        What do we have?
        What is the comparable amount?
        Why do we have the right to throw hats?
        About Poseidon, Petrel and other heresy - better not.
        1. Sergey Kulikov_3
          Sergey Kulikov_3 26 July 2020 17: 01
          -1
          Notice what "formidable forces" you have listed, you can also add "the whole world with them", and we, as the aggressors, remained, poor Hitler suffered from us, the Americans and their allies tried to save him, but "didn’t shmogla."
        2. Kapkan
          Kapkan 27 July 2020 06: 14
          -1
          With what fright did you decide that at least a little bit interesting to me, as an interlocutor on this topic !?
          Your answer is just the second page, the back of the same "impressive" booklet.
          1. SovAr238A
            SovAr238A 27 July 2020 22: 49
            +1
            Quote: Kapkan
            With what fright did you decide that at least a little bit interesting to me, as an interlocutor on this topic !?
            Your answer is just the second page, the back of the same "impressive" booklet.

            ABOUT...
            There is a self-sufficient type among us ..
            And if you are so self-sufficient, then what are you doing on a public resource?
            Here, after all, they can answer, to the stupidity written by you ..
            And I don't need you as an interlocutor ... And I have no interest in someone like you ...
            I need you in order to dunk you deeper into what is called your illiteracy and manifestation of stupidity
            For despite your aplomb and pathos and pomp, you still write nonsense ..
            For insane ...
            1. Kapkan
              Kapkan 28 July 2020 06: 32
              -1
              In general, I am satisfied with your burning.