Iran recently released information and a photo regarding a new stealth fighter jet that left the US foreign policy makers nervous and concerned for the impending future. The problem with this news? It’s a pretty obvious Photoshop composite, and a pretty terrible one at that.
Released earlier this week by an Iranian news agency, was an image of what appeared to be as what Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called "among the most advanced fighter jets in the world.” However, it took virtually no time whatsoever for people on the internet to completely debunk this image.
Aviation experts then notices the lack of rivets and bolts found on the aircraft, and suggested whether it was even able to fly to begin with. Spoiler alert, it can’t. That's because the image they used to create this composite was in fact of a scaled model, of a similar spy place currently going through the concept stages.
That snow covered mountain, turns out to be nothing but an image of a mountain found on the stock image site PickyWallpapers.com.
This isn't the first time that Iran has been caught with poor Photoshops showing their advanced technology. Just last month Iran claimed to have sent a monkey into space, which was quickly debunked by the power of the internet. And in 2008, a now infamous image of a missile launch containing multiple Photoshopped missiles.
If Iran is going to continue to spread lies, perhaps its time for them to hire some real Photoshop experts.