Thursday, June 20, 2019

Breaking News: Iran Shoots Down a US RQ-4A Global Hawk Drone

Lucas Tomlinson, the Pentagon reporter for Fox News, has confirmed what was shot down over the Straits.

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.

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There are several reports that the unmanned aircraft was a US Navy Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton which is an American high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle flown by the United States Navy as a surveillance aircraft.

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.

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