Report: Iran 'Blinded' CIA Spy Satellite
European intelligence source claims Iran stuns West by 'aiming a laser burst quite accurately' at US satellite in never before reported incident. US official: If Russians provided Iran with sophisticated jamming equipment it means a lot else is at risk too
By Dudi Cohen
December 17, 2011 Ynetnews" -- Is Iran in possession of satellite jamming technology? A European intelligence source claimed Iran stunned Western intelligence agencies when it managed to "blind a CIA spy satellite by aiming a laser burst quite accurately," in a never before reported incident.
According to an article in The Christian Science Monitor, this unreported incident might suggest that the Iranians have successively gained access to jamming technology, allowing them to track unmanned aerial vehicle navigation capabilities.
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Fox News on Sunday that such an option is possible.
"Some reports have said Russia sold (Iran) a very sophisticated jamming system a short time ago. Now, our military says that is not true, it came down because of a malfunction. I certainly hope that's right because if the Russians have provided Iran with sophisticated jamming equipment it means a lot else is at risk too," said Bolton.
He added that Congress should be quite concerned if Iran is in possession of jamming technology that can bring down missiles, planes and communications and guidance systems "for a whole range of our weapon systems."
Drone's Achilles' heel
An Iranian engineer, trying to decipher the secrets of the CIA drone that was flying over Iranian territory earlier this month, claimed Iranians managed to the craft's frequency, causing it to switch into autopilot mode and land on Iranian territory.
European Sources: CIA Spy Satellite Blinded by Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- European intelligence sources disclosed that Iran has succeeded in blinding a CIA spy satellite through an indigenous laser technology.By Fars News Agency
December 17, 2011 "FNA" - -According to a European intelligence source, Iran shocked Western intelligence agencies in an unreported incident that took place sometime in the past two years, when it managed to "blind a CIA spy satellite by aiming a laser burst quite accurately".