UPDATE: Iran Shows Off Downed U.S. Spy Drone That Obama Admin Denies Was Ever Shot Down...
Iran claims it has captured another U.S. drone in its airspace over the Persian Gulf.
“The U.S. drone, which was conducting a reconnaissance flight and gathering data over the Persian Gulf in the past few days, was captured by the Guard’s navy air defense unit as soon as it entered Iranian airspace. Such drones usually take off from large warships,” said Gen. Ali Fadavi, navy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
The U.S. Navy disputed the claim and said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were “fully accounted for,” according to CBS News.
Iranian television showed footage of a Boeing-designed ScanEagle, described as a low-cost, long-endurance autonomous unmanned vehicle (see video above).
The aircraft was designed primarily for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition and to “provide real-time information” that “allows tactical commanders to develop a clearer picture of the battlefield,” according to the Boeing website.
Iran chided the U.S. for the loss of the high-tech spy drone.