Dec 4, 2012
Iran claimed on Tuesday to have captured a US ScanEagle drone over the Persian Gulf, though the United States quickly denied any of its aircraft were missing.
Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) naval forces said the drone had been intercepted after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Sepah News, the IRGC’s official news site.
Fadavi’s announcement comes exactly a year after Iran reported it’s army’s electronic warfare unit had downed a US RQ-170 Sentinel drone over the Iranian city of Kashmar, around 225km from the border with Afghanistan.
However, a US Navy spokesman said that no US drone has been lost in the Gulf recently.