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German drone nearly hits 100-passenger Airbus jet – leaked video

04.06.2013 06:00

Nine years ago a German drone nearly collided with a passenger plane over Afghanistan. The classified drone camera footage drew public attention after the German defense ministry scrapped a drone program for its lack of anti-collision technology.

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WorkTogether 30.07.2013 19:31

Drones were designed by the US to spy & kill not to protect US borders, which they could easily accomplish with support of border control. Dollars well spent, ultimate protection for civilians & on the level. Sadly the last few US govs just war & destroy & need their drones to kill enemies the US gov itself is responsible for creating. The US won't have enemies if it stops meddling in other countries & respect their sovereignty. Instead it behaves as if it owns the Planet. Prescribes to the UN & NATO. This is despicable & the world has lost all respect for a country they used to revere & greatly admire.

Anonymous user 23.07.2013 03:44

what is this? German Drones looks bad.
US has the best Drone designes and technology in drones.

Anonymous user 06.06.2013 22:17

Not and Anti Collision issue. That's flight path and air traffic control. Bad mission planning.

Anonymous user 06.06.2013 09:07

@"9 years ago ... news?"
yes 'cause it came out NOW that they were aware of the defects. (parag. -4)

Anonymous user 05.06.2013 20:25

Well, those people let the government do what it does,so they're either the same or they are stupid.

Anonymous user 05.06.2013 09:55

Incident happened 9 years ago and this is news RT?

Anonymous user 05.06.2013 05:02

"US has best stupidity of all." i think its just coruption with a run away government thats broken.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 23:13

Was probably American stupidity ,USA has the best stupidity of all.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 21:48

..`light years ahead`? whats that supposed to mean?stupid people...

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 21:47

cant believe the stupid comments about iron cross, drones in WWII.. read the history idiot!!!

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 19:56

The Iron Cross has always been a symbol of the German military, Wehrmacht or Bundeswehr.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 19:56

The Iron cross lives. Get over it. Germany was defeated, not destroyed.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 19:53

The fate of the Aghans on the plane after they landed is of more concern.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 19:52

Seriously, can anyone explain the German WW2 black cross on the drone? They don't hide them anymore?

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 19:50

It was a German made craft and the incident occured almost 10 years ago. Still light years ahead.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 19:33

@ Ryk, Afghan was just the testing ground for the MIC and its police states!

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