Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have managed a surveillance flight over a US aircraft carrier, the Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on April 27.
“A high definition footage obtained by IRGC naval forces shows the US warshipss being closely monitored in the Persian Gulf waters, south of Iran,” the report says. “IRGC naval forces released a high quality video showing a close observation of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.”
Tasnim did not said when the “footage” was made. Currently, the CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group is not delpoyed anywhere near the Middle East. CVN-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower is passing sea trials [the Atlantic Ocean] and checks after receiving upgrades.
The problem of this video is that most of its close ups of the carrier are a high quality, but obvious animation.
Another point confirming that this is just an animation is that aircraft on the deck have no US military signs and numbers.
The only shot of the aircraft carrier that seems to have chances to be real is the following. However, even if this very shot is real, the entire video in fact discredits Iran and its military capabilities.
It’s interesting to note that most of mainstream media outlets that have published reports based on the Tasnim-released video did not find that most of it is animation.