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JULY 2020

“You Can’t Down Our Drone”: Iran Released Drone Footage Of USS Boxer


The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released on July 19 a video captured by an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was monitoring U.S. Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz a day earlier. The Guards released the footage to discredit the U.S. claim that the drone was shot down.

The video shows USS Boxer amphibious assault ship escorted by several vessels, including USS Harpers Ferry landing ship dock, USS John P. Murtha amphibious transport dock, USS Bainbridge and USS McFaul guided missile destroyers as well as USNS Tippecanoe underway replenishment oiler.

The video was apparently taken by a UAV equipped with landing skids. Iran has several types of drones equipped with such landing gears, including Mohajer-2N, Mohajer-4B and Shahed-123.

“You Can't Down Our Drone”: Iran Released Drone Footage Of USS Boxer

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A close look at the USS Boxer confirm the presence of the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) on its dock. U.S. sources had claimed that the electronic warfare system was used to down the Iranian drone.

“You Can't Down Our Drone”: Iran Released Drone Footage Of USS Boxer

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Following the release of the video, U.S. President told reporters commenting on the Iranian UAV issue: “No doubt about it… we shot it down.”

The Pentagon said earlier that it has a video showing the downing of the Iranian UAV near the USS Boxer. However, the alleged video has not been released, so far.

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  • MeMad Max

    It says July 19…. 2018………


    • AJ

      19/7/18 – you are reading it wrong.

      year – month- date

    • Jim Bim

      you are the Idiot…….yyyy/mm/dd – 19/7/18

    • Bill

      haha idiot

    • Philippe Bracq

      Sadly, it seems you are the idiot.

    • Sinbad2

      They show the brand new USMarine electronic warfare machine on the deck, how can it possibly be a year old?

  • Sorna Karbaschi

    the date on the clip is correct , they use different format



  • LR captain

    now all iran needs to do is release the radar recordings that drone landed then, what will the US do, deny it.

    Iran called the USAs bluff.

    • jm74

      The video recording would have been in real time and sent directly back to Iran. The US could still have shot it down after the recording was sent. Just a theory.

      • LR captain

        a Theory that would need wreckage, that would be really easy to find if they actually intercepted the drone. Unless it was in already in Iranian waters, In witch all standing cases would still be considered a successful mission as the drone was detected after its scouting mission was completed. The whole point of shooting down a spy drone is to stop it from giving the enemy your location and other information.

        Your theory does not hold water even if it were true. Cause it states is that USAs defenses can be overcome long enough for the Iran to get a few strikes in.

        • jm74

          Video is evidence that the US ships could be struck.

  • Lazy Gamer

    US naval capabilities and competence seem exaggerated. Couldnt detect/bring down this drone, and possibly took down another without realizing their mistake

  • jm74

    If it was a war situation that drone would be armed and the yanks would have been in serious trouble, a regular duck shoot.

  • Jimmy Jim

    America caught telling fibs again.

  • Hos Ng

    ziochitts are desperate for ww3 in order to hide in its fog and to escape 911 payback. everyone should be ready to slaughter all zios at their very next attemt to start ww3. zios are hiding behind the giews and i dont want a zioterroist world for my children. weve already ruined the ecosystem , time to take resposibility and act accordingly

  • Nigel Maund

    Well well well! So, one wonders how they’d fare against the Russians who are fast catching up in this technology?