US officials confirm that US RQ-4A Global Hawk drone was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile this evening while operating within international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.
Other reports indicate that the MQ-4C has not been operationally deployed and that there are none known to be in the Middle East region. Tyler Rogoway is reporting on the Wardrive website that this was a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV that Iran shootdown.
Either way, this is a serious escalation of events in the Middle East and in the Straits of Hormuz in particular. More as we get it.
More on this story via The UK Sun at https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9334596/iran-shoots-down-us-spy-drone-tensions-gulf/