We have heard this one before….

Iran has said it shot down two “Western spy” drones over its territory. The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard air force wing, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, was quoted by the Fars news agency as saying it had shot down “many” spy planes in the past, but that this was the first time it was being revealed to the public. He didn’t say when the drones had been shot down or by what means. Iran said the unmanned aerial vehicles had apparently been used to gather intelligence in Iraq and Afghanistan but had entered Iranian air space. The aircraft were downed in the Gulf, he said. Hajizadeh also said that U.S. aircraft carriers were no longer a threat for Iran. “We have full control of our enemies. We notice whatever changes taking place on our shores. When they go on alert in the warships or when the put on life jackets to launch boats in the sea, we are aware of that,” he was quoted as saying.

By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.