Iran claims they shot down American Drone

From our news desk:  Iran is claiming that they shot down a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aircraft over their eastern Border with Afghanistan.  Shortly after the news broke.  Iran State Run PressTV reported that “Iran will not limit its attack on drones to within their borders”.   Seems to us interesting commentary.  We are wondering if the Drone had even crossed into Iran Airspace or if they shot it down on an Afghan Mission.

Iran has called out the United States for escalating the rhetoric toward war, but seems that the last two provocative acts have been the unleashing attacks on the British Embassy and today the downing of an American Aircraft that may or may not have been over the Iran Border.

Iran officials say they have the Aircraft almost intact.  We are waiting on a statement from the Pentagon.

A senior Iranian military official says Iran’s Army has shot down a remote-controlled reconnaissance drone operated by the US military in the eastern part of the country.

The informed source said on Sunday that Iran Army’s electronic warfare unit successfully targeted the American-built RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft after it crossed into Iranian airspace over the border with neighboring Afghanistan.

He added that the US reconnaissance drone has been seized with minimum damage.

via PressTV – Iran military downs US spy drone.

Here is a ruff translation from the Fars News Agency

America’s armed forces to overthrow the Iranian UAV spying on the East

Fars News Agency: An informed military officials said an unmanned aircraft developed from the American spy “RQ170” by Iran’s armed forces in Iran was overthrown, and with little damage.
News: The overthrow of the Iranian UAV spying on America’s armed forces in the East by country

A military official, speaking to reporters about the Defense News, the announcement said, with proper control and dominate the country’s armed forces information, electronic war units and air defense succeeded with the actions of an American spy advanced unmanned aircraft Type “RQ170” that the country had invaded East confined to border areas, detection and control of foreign invaders and provide it with little damage and take down.

The military official said the rape occurred boundary detection, electronic and operational measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s armed forces, aggressive birds, will be limited to national borders.

Source: FARS , AP

سرنگونی پهپاد جاسوسی آمریکا توسط نیروهای مسلح ایران در شرق کشور

خبرگزاری فارس: یک مقام آگاه نظامی گفت: یک فروند هواپیمای بدون سرنشین پیشرفته جاسوسی آمریکایی از نوع “RQ170” توسط نیروهای مسلح ایران ساقط و با اندک خسارتی در اختیار ایران قرار گرفت.

یک مقام آگاه نظامی در گفتگو با خبرنگار دفاعی خبرگزاری فارس، با اعلام این خبر گفت:‌ با کنترل مناسب فضای کشور و تسلط اطلاعاتی نیروهای مسلح، واحدهای جنگ الکترونیکی و پدافند هوایی موفق شدند با اقدامات عملیاتی خود یک فروند هواپیمای بدون سرنشین پیشرفته جاسوسی آمریکایی از نوع “RQ170” را که به طور محدود به مناطق مرزی شرق کشور تجاوز کرده بود، کشف و از کنترل متجاوزین خارج ساخته و آن را با اندک خسارتی سرنگون کرده و در اختیار بگیرند.

این مقام نظامی تاکید کرد: نظر به وقوع تجاوز آشکار مرزی، اقدامات عملیاتی و الکترونیکی نیروهای مسلح جمهوری اسلامی ایران علیه پرنده‌های متجاوز، به مرزهای کشور محدود نخواهد ماند.

via FarsNewsAgency – خبرگزاري فارس.

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  1. I suspect if there was in fact a US drone on the ground and in good shape as they claim, Al Jazeera would have images all over the internet. But I have been wrong before.

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