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Iran Claims It Intercepted U.S. MQ-9 Reaper, RQ-4 Global Hawk Near Its Airspace

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Iran Claims It Intercepted U.S. MQ-9 Reaper, RQ-4 Global Hawk Near Its Airspace

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On November 9th, the Iranian Army allegedly intercepted two US unmanned aerial vehicles that had reportedly entered into the country’s airspace.

The purpose was to allegedly spy on the massive military drills that Iran is currently holding.

The media bureau of the drills, codenamed Zolfaqar-1400, said in a statement that the American aircraft, including General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper and Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk drones, intruded into the country’s Flight Information Region (FIR) and Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

It explained that the American drones had already been monitored by the Iranian integrated air defense network from kilometers away, and were eventually warned off by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force as they were trying to approach the war game area.

The statement said the aircraft veered away and left the region shortly afterward.

Forces from the Army Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, and Air Defense have taken part in Zolfaqar-1400 war game that covers an area stretching from the eastern sector of the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the northern tip of the Indian Ocean. The joint military drills kicked off on November 7th.

On the second day of the exercises, the Iranian Navy’s offshore units flew the homegrown and radar-evading Omid drone to jam the radars of the mock enemy stationed on the coast. The unmanned aerial vehicle is said to be fairly effective in electronic warfare.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defense capabilities, emphasizing such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defense and will be never subject to negotiations.

This report marks a series of claims by Tehran in recent weeks that the United States activities are apparently ineffective against the Islamic Republic.

Initially, it was a report that the US attempted to seize the oil from an Iranian tanker and instead the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) impeded the attempt due to a swift helicopter operation that swooped in to save the day.

Now, this is another reported that drones were tracked for a long distances before being intercepted completely and sent away.


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shoud have taken them for praktis the air defences. The yankees are far from there sand garden and a legitime target.

Joe Biden

How can you warn a drone?

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