Iran Shoots Down US Surveillance Drone

Iran says the drone had entered its airspace, a US official that it came near

A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian missile near to the country’s airspace.

Unnamed US officials quoted by Reuters and AP news agencies said the intelligence drone was downed in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, south of Iran.

This contradicts reports by Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency which said the country’s Revolutionary Guard had shot down an American drone in its airspace

IRNA said the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in southern Iran’s Hormozgan province.

Citing the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, IRNA identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk, a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft designed to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Navy Captain Bill Urban, a US Central Command spokesman, earlier denied the reports.

“No US aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace today,” he said.

Source: Sky News

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  2. silver749 says

    Then there is the major point The Donald insists Iran want nukes. The IAEA say they are not. Donald and America can’t believe the IAEA. There is no US IAEA and if there was no one would believe them. Catch 22.

  3. JustPassingThrough says

    he probably thought he was flying over new jersey.

    take that pilot’s bong away until further notice. lol

  4. BillA says

    these never were stealthy, just in-your-face
    what are you going to do about it ?
    I don’t know why Russia warns planes off, let them enter and just shoot them down

    1. skinner15 says

      It was built to replace the U2, but the only difference really is that there is no Gary Powers falling from the sky, just the airframe.

      In fairness to Russia, they don’t usually like to shoot at sitting ducks, which is why the US sends piloted aircraft to them.
      The US usually send their oldest gear against Russian airspace, anything with a modern computer running it would be a cake-walk for Russia to land. lol

  5. skinner15 says

    Oops, seems that these things aren’t so stealthy then.

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