From my favorite alarmist Israeli website trading in rumors and propaganda DEBKAfile, they say the UAV that was shot down by the IDF was a large unmanned helicopter. They also say the UAV intrusion was an Iranian act of belligerence against US and Israeli military targets. This time the claim of usual unnamed sources within the military or government is said to be ‘official Israeli Spokesmen’ who where present during the incident on Saturday October 6 2012. However from my dealings with the semi-official Israeli dis-info mouthpiece they should have called them Spooksmen.
I’m seriously beginning to think if this was indeed a helo, it was likely an Israeli Drone, possibly in the class of US made Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout which is an unmanned autonomous helicopter developed by Northrop Grumman for use by the United States Armed Forces which many have been sold to Israel in one of many purchases of military equipment over the past years. Or it could have very well been under US control and sacrificed for the cause. I had this thought a few days ago when I posted False Flag: Israel will attack itself for war with Iran
MQ-8 Fire Scout Data from Northrop Grumman, Nav Air
Payload: 600 lb (272 kg)
Length: 23.95 ft (7.3 m)
Rotor diameter: 27.5 ft (8.4 m)
Height: 9.71 ft (2.9 m)
Empty weight: 2,073 lb (940.3 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 3,150 lb (1,430 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce 250, 313 kW (420 hp)
Maximum speed: 115 knots (213 km/h)+
Cruise speed: 110 knots (200 km/h)
Combat radius: 110 nmi (203.7 km) plus 5+ hours on station
Endurance: 8 hours
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
I’m not sure if in fact it was a MQ-8 Fire Scout drone due to my earlier post today [10/7/2012] in which I showed you [ you really need to see this ] The REAL Photo vs Video of what the Israel Defense Forces showed in the morning when the story first broke compared to the video they released later in the day of Israeli fighter jets shooting down the UAV or something. We may never know what it really was but one thing is certain, they are now saying it was a Hezbollah Drone backed by Iran.
Also it has come to light and ‘now’ is claimed
Israeli intelligence and air force waged a cyber battle Saturday, Oct. 6 with unidentified parties, most likely Hizballah or Iran, who sent a satellite-guided unmanned helicopter into Israeli air space through the Mediterranean.
This is news to myself and the first I’ve heard of this. It also comes from the misinformation, disinformation, propaganda mouthpiece DEBKAfile. Likely to demonize Iran further.
The reason I call DEBKAfile the misinformation, disinformation, propaganda mouthpiece is due to facts. They never seem to get them Right. Proof of this is seen in the article linked directly above where they also said this ..
DEBKAfile’s military sources reports that the unmanned plane was sent over Israeli airspace at the start of a military mobilization exercise conducted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. It is coordinated with Hizballah and sponsored by Iran. The Lebanese terrorist group may have helped Hamas launch the aerial vehicle, which came in from the west.
So which was it ? An unmanned plane or a helicopter drone which Israel shot down ?