Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has shot down an intruding American spy drone in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan.
In a statement issued early Thursday, the IRGC said the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down.
The IRGC Air Force did it near the Kouh-e Mobarak region in the central district of Jask County after US drone violated Iranian airspace.
Reacting to the news, the US military claimed it did not fly over Iranian airspace on Wednesday.
Reports had it Washington Post also reported it. However, Navy Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the American military’s Central Command denied it. He asserted that no US aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace today.
The RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) can fly at high altitudes for more than 30 hours.
Besides, it gather near-real-time, high-resolution imagery of large areas of land in all types of weather. Northrop Grumman, the maker of the drone says so.
Iran shot down US drone