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Now Iran a Drone Power 23 Jun 2021
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian

Now Iran a Drone Power

On Sunday, Iranians marked one of their amazing achievements in defending their sky and territory. On June 20, 2019, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps shot down an intruding American Spy drone, Global Hawk, over the coastal province of Hormozgan. At that time, Iran rejected Washington’s claim that the drone was flying over international airspace. The downing of the aircraft sent a clear message to Washington: that Iran is serious about its deterrence claims. Iranian Major General and IRGC commander Hossein Salami said that the drone took off at 00:14 local time from a U.S. military base south of the Persian Gulf and flying toward Chabahar. He noted that, on its return journey, it violated the Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz and therefore was shot down by Iranian missile.