Iran Says It Accidentally Shot Down Ukrainian Jet, Apologizes

Jabulani22

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So how exactly does that work in practice? It circles an unknown target like a shark? Doesn't sound practical.
It does what it says it does , it makes sense .
How many strategic projects have you worked on for nations ?
 

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This is going to be a long process, but its clear that parts of the Iranian government are determined to investigate the root causes:
Although, do you really think the real culprits will be brought to book? It seems this is just to appease the up-swelling of protests. And as some have said, to protest in Iran takes balls of steel.
 

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It does what it says it does , it makes sense .
How many strategic projects have you worked on for nations ?
Not really. Missiles by their nature are designed for fast delivery so doesn't really leave room for loitering.
 

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Oh yes - you said "most missiles". These look like small, specialised drones with limited explosive capability.
 

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Looked at the fist link. It's basically a small drone with a 3kg warhead. What exactly was the argument about with such a small munition?
Its a loitering missile , something others said dont exist , also there are plenty of other sites to read up about it .
Pretty sure nobody wants 3kg of HE mitting their position.
 

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Its a loitering missile , something others said dont exist , also there are plenty of other sites to read up about it .
Pretty sure nobody wants 3kg of HE mitting their position.
Read above - you stated "most missiles".
 

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Oh yes - you said "most missiles". These look like small, specialised drones with limited explosive capability.
Yeah off the one link you read , try a few others .
Well if you want to split hairs yes i did say most in error , i never called you out for alledging Lockheed Martin is not a reputable company/site.
 

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I did answer it , most missiles can loiter and they can escort if you allow ground units to call in strikes like artillery .
Everything a missile can do it does better than other air assets , except troop transport.
As bolded above. And to state these small drone missiles do better than "other air assets" is sort of pulling a massive missile out of your bottom.
 

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Yeah off the one link you read , try a few others .
Well if you want to split hairs yes i did say most in error , i never called you out for alledging Lockheed Martin is not a reputable company/site.
I alleged nothing; just based on your interpretations of such I indicated misgivings. Seems I was right.
 

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The links disagree with you but hey its only defense departments.
I'm saying it doesn't seem practical to make something do what it's not inherently designed to do. Those first two links look more like drones with payloads. As for defense departments well, do you think they always come up with good ideas?
 

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As bolded above. And to state these small drone missiles do better than "other air assets" is sort of pulling a massive missile out of your bottom.
If you read the sites and many others they are referred to as missiles , you can call it what you like but defense dept.s around the globe would know better than you .
Fact is missiles are more efficient than other air assets , not because thewy can loiter but because there are so many type which can be launched from half a world away.
 
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