Drone downed by Iranian missile in international airspace: US

 

Drone downed by Iranian missile in international airspace: US

The official said the drone was a US Navy MQ-4C Triton.

By AFP

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Published: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 2:22 PM

Last updated: Thu 20 Jun 2019, 10:50 PM

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down a US naval surveillance drone but insisted the aircraft was in international air space, not that of Iran.
The BAMS-D drone was downed by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, a US Central Command spokesman, Navy Captain Bill Urban, said in a statement. He said it happened at 2335 GMT Wednesday.
"Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false," he added. "This was an unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset in international airspace."



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