(LA Times) Drone that crashed in Iran may give away U.S. secrets

The radar-evading drone that crash-landed over the weekend in Iran was on a mission for the CIA, according to a senior U.S. official, raising fears that the aircraft’s sophisticated technology could be exploited by Tehran or shared with other American rivals.

It was unclear whether the drone’s mission took it over Iran or whether it strayed there accidentally because of technical malfunctions, the official said.

Though the drone flight was a CIA operation, U.S. military personnel were involved in flying the aircraft, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the secrecy involved.

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3 comments on “(LA Times) Drone that crashed in Iran may give away U.S. secrets

  1. Br. Michael says:

    Military secrets never stay secret forever.

  2. Cennydd13 says:

    And you can be sure that China wil put those secrets to good use.

  3. NoVA Scout says:

    If this was indeed one of the advanced stealth drones, it was sheer, actionable incompetence to have used it along the Iran border.