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Iran reported the capture of the American drone

2012-12-04 14:57

Iran has stated that it had managed to capture an American drone flying over the Persian Gulf, the BBC reported.


According to Iranian state media, a small American drone called ScanEagle was captured by the Revolutionary Guards of Iran after entering the country's airspace. The ScanEagle drone, which has a has a 10ft (3m) wingspan, is a low-cost, long-endurance aircraft built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing.

Representatives of the U.S. Navy in response to reports stated that none of its drones was missing in the Middle East.

Previously, as reported by the Trend, in early November, the U.S. drone MQ-1 Predator made ​​a reconnaissance flight over the city of Hark and was attacked by two Iranian aircrafts. The U.S. side stated that the drone was in international airspace.

Iranian Army Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri earlier said that the Iranian military would stop any attempt to violate the airspace.

In 2011, the Iranian defense forces found and shot down the U.S. drone RQ-170. Later, the U.S. stated that the drone landed because of technical reasons.


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