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.
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.
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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.