Saturday, March 15, 2014



I'm no expert but common sense brings me to this ... for those who forgot how Iran did this - First you jam the command and control frequency to the drone. Even if it uses signal hopping, you flood the entire spectrum. When the drone loses its C&C signal, it will default into its "fly home" mode. Then you have to spoof the GPS signals the drone is receiving to fool it into thinking "home" is somewhere else. This is a bit more tricky, but can be done because the GPS signals are pretty weak and their encryption isn't that tough.

The one Iran brought down was pretty much intact because it landed in a relatively flat desert. Crimea is very mountainous, so a drone that was forced to land would receive more damage.
The worst thing about this is that this is the second time - didn't "sponge Bob"
 learn their lesson the first time? Where do they think Iran got the tech to bring down the first one? It was us. They have idiots running the show there.
Thanks for listening, 
Vladimir Putin

Dear Vladimir,

Your analysis hits the "bull's eye" PRECISICELY. This is something I have considered for a while and any enemy with real capabilities such as Russia can do this very easily. Even with spread spectrum or "frequency hopping", you "swamp" the whole range or frequency modulate a carrier with a "wide" signal. Has anyone ever used two remote controlled toys using the same frequency?! All I can say, "like pennies from heaven, finder's keepers!"

Russia says intercepted US drone over Crimea: arms group

Moscow (AFP) - A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday.
"The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology, said Rostec in a statement.

The drone fell "almost intact into the hands of self-defence forces" added Rostec, which said it had manufactured the equipment used to down the aircraft, but did not specify who was operating it.

"Judging by its identification number, UAV belonged to the 66th American Reconnaissance Brigade, based in Bavaria," Rostec said on its website, which also carried a picture of what it said was the captured drone.
The photograph appeared to show an apparently armed drone in flight, rather than debris. 
The Crimean port of Sevastopol is home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet, which is believed to be equipped with detection equipment.
Crimea, where pro-Kremlin forces have control, is to hold a referendum on Sunday on the peninsula joining Russia, in what Moscow says is a fair expression of self identity but the West views as an illegal annexation of sovereign territory.