You know those things Amazon said they’d be flying around to drop packages off on your front porch? Yeah, drones. Believe it or not, the government is using them too. Say what? Yeah, and not only is the government utilizing them, but bad guys are also trying to prevent us from using them as a source of surveillance. Now, we aren’t saying the NSA is peaking in your windows—Amazon deliveries = NSA spies…
Okay, we’ll stop. Let’s be serious for 2.5 seconds. Apparently, one of our drones was shot down in Iran. Considering we’re being told that these surveillance drones are worth more than your 5 houses, 2 cars, and ex-wife combined, it looks like Iran might be getting ready to put a down payment on Africa with their new-found funding source.
Of course, we can’t say there was anything left of the thing once it was shot down by a surface to air missile—from what we’ve read on Military.com. But, an unconfirmed source did say locals were seen frequenting the local pawn shop with what appeared to be pieces of what would potentially make up a flying device, and talking about doing a major upgrade to the country.
What we can say is, “U.S. Central Command can confirm that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019,” Navy Capt. Bill Urban said. “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.”
Wait! You mean to tell me, we were playing nice and Iran decided to shoot down our $123 million drone for no reason!? Now that’s not very nice. Frankly speaking, it’s a bit rude.