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Tension escalate as IRGC shoots down US Spy Drone

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  1. mohsen

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    IRGC air defense forces shot down U.S RQ-4 Global Hawk in the coasts of Kooh Mobarak in Hormozgan province (near the strait of Hormuz).

    Thanks stupid Americans!

    سرنگونی پهپاد جاسوسی آمریکا در سواحل هرمزگان | خبرگزاری فارس


    update-------------
    IRGC published the details on the incident:
    اطلاعیه سپاه: پهپاد آمریکایی پس از ورود به فضای کشور سرنگون شد | خبرگزاری فارس


    At 00:14 o'clock local time, U.S drone took off from one of American bases in southern side of Persian gulf with known coordinates, and by violating aviation laws, turned off all of it's identification systems and in full stealth mode continued from strait of Hormuz toward Iranian port of Chabahar.

    This aircraft on it's return to the west of the region and within the proximity of the Strait of Hormuz, by violating the territorial space of the Islamic Republic of Iran, started spying and gathering intelligence.

    At 04:05 o'clock local time, while this aircraft was within Iranian territorial waters was shot down by air defense sector of IRGC aerospace forces.

    Global Hawk take off source: UAE, Al Dhafra Air Base
    strait of hormuz.jpg
    Global Hawk.jpg





    In another report, the type of air defense system was announced as the 3rd khordad.

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    Footage of Iranian air defence shooting down American RQ-4 Global Hawk





    American's reaction----------
    first reaction was spokesman of from US CENTCOM terrorist organization. Bill Urban told the AP, “There was no drone over Iranian territory.”

    Later anonymous U.S officials acknowledged the shot down but claimed that the drone was within international airspace:
    Iran tension: US drone shot down by missile in international airspace

    These are the same Americans who even claimed the attempted kill of their drone a few days earlier:
    Iran Tried To Shoot Down U.S. Reaper Drone Near Tankers Hours Before Attacks: Report - The Drive

    In this incident, they decided to remain silent after an actual downing of their top asset drone, so it's a sign that even American themselves didn't believe their own story of flying within the international airspace.
     
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    ...............Are you guys sure it was a RQ-4 Global Hawk ?:undecided: The pic in the link doesn't seems to back that claim ? :unsure:
     
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    That is big news if true...Global Hawk is their flagship Drone...
     
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    Iran Downs US’ Spy Drone in Persian Gulf: Report
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    June 20, 2019 - 02:35
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    There are reports that the air defence of Iran’s IRGC Aerospace Force has shot down a US RQ-4 drone close to the Iranian province of Hormozgan in Persian Gulf shores.



    The US Global Hawk (RQ-4) drone was shot down on Thursday morning in an area close to Kuhmobarak village in Iran’s Hormozgan province, near the Persian Gulf waters, Fars News Agency reported.

    The drone had reportedly trespassed into the Iranian territory when it was shot down.

    (The story will be updated…)
     
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    100 million dollar + drone gone in dust is like declaration of war
     
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    IRGC has confirmed in the press conference it is RQ-4C

    The intercept was high altitude intercept. Some where between 60000 to 55000 feet.
     
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    So an invincible state of art equipment gone down th drain ... but no, soon we will hear, 'US drone on training mission crashed due to some technical glitch'. ;).
     
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    Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has shot down an intruding American spy drone in the country’s southeastern coastal province of Hormozgan.

    In a statement issued early Thursday, the IRGC said the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force near the Kouh-e Mobarak region — which sits in the central district of Jask County — after the aircraft violated Iranian airspace.
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/20/598942/Iran-IRGC-US-spy-drone
     
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    Jask region means it was most likely a 3rd Khordad or Tabas which did it. Alternatively, IRGC-Najm-SD-2 or even IRIADF 15th Khordad.
     
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    IRNA, citing the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk.
    Capt. Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, declined to comment when asked if an American drone was shot down. However, he told The Associated Press: "There was no drone over Iranian territory.
     
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    They have done this several times to Iranian drones in Syria. Nobody starts war over a drone

    Poor drone operator. Will never know what hit it!
     
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    The little that I know about this drone is that it is used for extra long endurance flights (can circle the globe ) so that tells me since no Arab country wants to be implicated in case of discovery then the Americans must have lunched it from Europe or even further away..must have had a very secret mission to take this asset in such a dangerous flight.
     
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    Shooting down drones is not that big of an achievement. The only thing this entire episode accomplished was to heighten tensions between the two nations.
     
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    Wait for Iranian copy
    my mood
    :omghaha::omghaha:

    Maybe we need to respond by sending our drone a head of US army bases

     
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