The following info came to me as a shock, that's why I'm turning to you guys in the hope of finding out more. The October issue of 'Combat Aircraft' has an article on F-14s in Iran. In a section of the article, entitled 'UFO hunters' , on p. 71 'Iranian sources' are quoted, reporting spherical, luminous spy drones, capable of space flight, reaching speeds up to Mach 10 as well as hovering like a helicopter. The objects supposedly generate strong magnetic fields that distort intercepting jets' avionics. The drones have been spotted over sensitive Iranian installations, including the nuclear center at Bushher, and one crashed back in 2006 or 9: can't remember as I don't have the magazine at hand. Assuming this is not some journo made-up canard crap ( no reason to question 'Combat Aircraft's credibility), has anyone heard of such drones in the US inventory? Does anyone have any clues on the drones' type name, propulsion, anything?