it doesn't sound terribly stealthy.
Can I have the source for this quote?
Putin passed a laws to hide military casualties overseas including the several thousand they lost in Ukraine where they had secret funerals for russian soldiers and tell the families their Sons and husband's are on a secret training mission in Siberia ,
The first soldier killed in combat in Syria in Russian uniform was explained away as a suiscide ,
Anything gets out they will claim they are not soldiers but paid Mercenaries ,
I don't disagree with this. Americans are doing the same thing, maybe not as secretive.
If it was a stealth aircraft, then the Israelis would not have been able to detect it. Unless they have developed technology that can actually now detect supposedly stealth aircraft? Is this what you are getting at?
whats the point? You will just ignore it as you usually do.
Iranians captured a stealth drone in 2011. What would stop the Israelis from doing the same thing in 2018?
Of course because it helps him avoid looking weak, which would destroy his macho image, because if he acknowledges that a 100 - 200 Russian soliders were killed by the American Army the pressure is on to strike back, there by risking an even greater escalation from the other side.
It all just shows the notion of the menacing Russian bear, that has designs on invading all his neighbours, as hysterical propaganda. The last thing Vladmir Putin wants is a direct confrontation with the Americans.
If you found a quote that will show the Iranian drone was not stealth post the source.
I'll happily pm it to anybody who is generally interested.
I thought that drone crashed due to a malfunction- maybe though that was a lie from Gatling's friends. If it was indeed detected by the Iranians and brought down, then your assertion could well be correct.
But what would NATO do without all that hysterical propaganda? They need a bad guy to continue surrounding Russia.
The Iranians safely landed the drone. If it was shot down it would of been totally destroyed so why would the Americans request it to be returned to them.
But there not unfortunately
Highly unlikely the Iranians captured it intact. A drone falling from the sky would have smashed into different pieces. Stealth only means undetectable to radar it can be spotted in the air still and even heard. If all we know the Isreali helicopter spotted it on a routine mission and opened fire on it?