|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 14, 2011 1:15 pm|
This was a crash landing, rather than the apparently intact drone in Iran, which may have been taken over remotely. But it’s really not a surprise that US military planes are unreliable. In fact, a new report from the Pentagon on the F-35 program reveals a host of issues:One of the Air Force’s premier drones crashed Tuesday morning in the Seychelles, the Indian Ocean archipelago that serves as a base for anti-piracy operations, as well as U.S. surveillance missions over Somalia.
The crash of the MQ-9 Reaper comes roughly two weeks after a U.S. drone went down in Iran [...]
The Air Force acknowledged the crash at the Seychelles airport, and a spokesman for the service said the crash happened as the drone was landing. No one was injured.
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