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Photo Captures Mystery Drone Operating Over Afghanistan

(Dec. 1) -- For months, aerospace writers have been hot on the trail of a secret drone rumored to be flying over Afghanistan. Now, a French journalist has successfully captured a picture of this mysterious unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which experts have linked to defense giant Lockheed Martin.

This photo, taken in Kandahar, provides more evidence to claims that unidentified drones are flying over Afghanistan, to go along with well-known models -- such as the Predator UAV -- long acknowledged by the Pentagon. A vexing question remains, though: What's it being used for?

UAVs, once an esoteric military weapon, have grown in use and prominence in recent years, particularly in the CIA's expanded "drone war" in Pakistan. Confirmation of this new, secret UAV, however, raises the intriguing question of whether the public is still entirely in the dark about some aspects of this military s


Added: Dec-1-2009 Occurred On: Nov-30-2009
By: Dat1111
Afghanistan, Other
Tags: Drone, War on terror, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Radar, stealth, aircraft, secret, war, global, jihad, terrorism, suicide bombers, jet aircraft, technology
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