So was the Beast in the air over Abbottabad during the raid on Bin Laden's compound? That's the rumor anyhow, and if true it would be the first operation linked to the RQ-170 that we know of. It would also tell us a bit more about what it can do. We know President Obama and company were watching full motion video of the operation as it unfolded, and Ambinder mentions a hyper-spectral sensor elsewhere in his reportage of the event. The Beast could have been providing either, or both.