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RQ-170 Sentinel
Middle Eastern power hopes to use capture U.S. stealth drone to further its own UAV ambitions

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No Fail-Safe?
By Movieman420 on 4/23/2012 9:24:50 PM , Rating: 2
Obviously this is an uber screw up of epic proportions. That being said, I'm absolutely stupified if there wasn't a 'separate from the system' self destruct fail safe of some type. Even if it didn't involve a big detonation there should at least be a mech to destroy the computer hardware/software via an external, manually sent signal to a receiver that is NOT tied into the on board computer itself...something 'low-tech' and dependable...a couple of ounces of C4 would due nicely. In the event the craft is shielded from external signal, maybe a trigger if it isn't able to phone home for X number of hours. Something...anything! They may have gotten into the flight log but there is NO way they've cracked military grade hardware/software encryption that makes standard 256 bit AES crypto look like child's play.

RE: No Fail-Safe?
By Ringold on 4/23/2012 10:04:13 PM , Rating: 2
Failing that, I miss the days when the US was a great power and would demand its return. If its return was denied, we'd of cratered its location. Our property; great powers don't respect "finders keepers" rules.

Now, we bend a knee and humbly ask for its return, and walk away with a pouty face when they say no. It's like we're Belgium or something.

RE: No Fail-Safe?
By Strunf on 4/24/12, Rating: 0
RE: No Fail-Safe?
By ikeke1 on 4/24/2012 2:01:19 AM , Rating: 2
...unless it's "username" and "password".


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