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Turkey downs "Russian" UAV - fake
« on: October 16, 2015, 06:21:17 PM »
First the photos:


crashed UAV

Note the air intake BELOW the propeller in the Orlan-10, and ABOVE the propeller in the crashed UAV.
Definitely not the same thing.
Therefore more "blame Putin for everything".
‘Provocation’: Russian drone maker refutes claims Turkey downed its UAV
16 Oct, 2015

A Russian drone manufacturer has denied reports that one of its vehicles was downed by a Turkish plane on the Syrian border, calling the media allegations part of a poorly-staged “informational provocation”.

Earlier on Friday, the Turkish military issued a statement saying that it had downed an unidentified drone in Turkish airspace some 3km from the Syrian border. Three warnings were issued before action was taken against the aircraft, it added.

Shortly afterwards, reports emerged citing a source in Turkey’s General Staff, claiming that the UAV was actually a Russian-made Orlan-10.

The producer of Orlan drones, St. Petersburg Technological Center, issued a statement of their own, which said that “the photos of the allegedly downed drone published on social media with reference to the Turkish General Staff look more like a poorly-staged informational provocation.”

The company stressed that “it’s definitely not an Orlan” present in the pictures being published on social media. It qualified this, saying that “Russia doesn’t make UAVs with such gliders.”

The Turkish military source is also wrong about how the drone’s alleged flight path was disrupted, as the UAV, from the images on the web, “certainly wasn’t downed by a plane,” it added.

“After making contact with the ammunition – in a best case scenario – it (the drone) would’ve turned into a colander. And the explosion of a projectile from the aircraft cannon would’ve turned it into dust. As for air-to-air missile, it’s laughable even to talk about it,” the statement said.

“It is not clear who – and how – the pilots of the Turkish fighter jets warned three times before downing this drone,” it added.

    BREAKING First photos of the drone shot down by Turkish wareplanes near Syrian border:
    — (@airlivenet) 16 октября 2015

St. Petersburg Technological Center doubts that the Turkish pilots were able to see the drone in the air “it’s virtually impossible to spot such a small aircraft from a supersonic plane.”

The company recalled that Russia’s General Staff has refuted claims of one of its UAV’s being lost and “it was made at the highest level by the deputy chief of the General Staff of Russia [Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov]."

“I can responsibly state that all our drones are either in their flight areas or at the air base," Kartapolov told the journalists.

He also said that judging by the photos on social media “the UAV was not shot down and the reason for its crash could’ve been a technical problem or a mistake by the operator.”
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