This search probably refers to the new “air IED” believed to be used to bring down the old slow chopper in AF. It appears to have originated in Iraq, but we have no doubt that Iran for the Shi’ites and Pakistan for the Sunni are both thinking of how to create asymmetries in technology that can cripple the US military machine. Below item with the photograph was a link within the original 8 August 2011 Did a New Taliban Weapon Kill a Chopper Full of Navy SEALs?. We are skeptical about this spin–it was an old slow helicopter flying a known route and most likely flying low and on a straight path. Three or more normal RPGs could have assured its destruction.
WIRED, 5 June 2008
Shi’ite extremists in Iraq have added a frightening new weapon their arsenal: a jury-rigged rocket launching system which some are describing as a “flying improvised explosive device.”
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