Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some of the remotely flown planes’ systems. Shiite fighters in Iraq used software programs such as SkyGrabber — available for as little as $25.95 on the Internet — to regularly capture drone video feeds, according to a person familiar with reports on the matter.
SkyGrabber looks like a very interesting piece of software.
From the SkyGrabber website:
SkyGrabber is offline satellite internet downloader. It intercepts satellite data( movie, music, pictures ) that downloadind by other users and saves information in your hard disk. So, you’ll get new movie, best music and funny pictures for free.
That is a direct quote… I didn’t make up that terrible grammar and spelling.
Link to SkyGrabber software website – HERE
Full Story at the Wall Street Journal – HERE
According to AR15.com member FREEFALLE7 this is a real sign at Fort Benning Georgia:
Wait, is there a Fort Benning in a province called Georgia in Canada?
Oh never mind… I guess gun registration is now mandatory here in the U.S. too, especially on Army posts.
AR15.com thread – HERE
Is SERIOUS BUSINESS according to LaserMax:
Put a sticker on the outside of my gun? Uhhhh I don’t think so.
Full Story: Jay G at MArooned Blog
Lower receivers CNC machined from certified 7075 aluminum forgings and anodized per Mil-A-8625. Lower receivers are marked with “multi-use” for use of different calibers.
I had never heard of SI Defense until now. I’m sure after this deal they will be a lot more well known, especially if the lowers are quality.
$500 for a custom logo though? LOL that seems a touch excessive!
$10 extra for clear anodizing, or $40 for colors is definitely reasonable though.
Too bad I already have more lowers than uppers I’m sure they will have enough orders to keep them busy, without one from me.
SI Defense Webpage – HERE
Hat Tip: SayUncle
I could do something like that in photoshop in about 5 minutes.
If it does turn out to be an authentic picture, I’d have to say its the most disappointing looking “new” gun I’ve seen in a while
UPDATE: DannyR a 30k post count GlockTalk user was the one that posted the picture. He says it is a direct scan of a calendar he got in the mail from Glock. I am now leaning towards this picture being authentic unless Glock is playing a trick on us.
Link to GlockTalk thread – HERE