Iran downs ‘intruding foreign’ drone over Persian Gulf coast

Press TV – Nov 8, 2019

Iran’s Bavar 373 long range air defence system. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Army has shot down an unidentified drone that was violating Iran’s airspace near the port city of Mahshahr in the southwestern province of Khuzestan on the Persian Gulf coast.

Commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard said the intruding unmanned aerial vehicle was brought down early Friday before it could reach “sensitive areas” thanks to the precision of Iran’s domestically-produced air defense system.

“This decisive move and the firing of a missile were a reaction to the intrusion by a foreign drone into our country’s airspace,” he added.

The senior military commander did not specify which country the drone belongs to but emphasized that Iran has repeatedly warned that it is fully prepared to give a firm response to any violation of its airspace.

Meanwhile, governor of Khuzestan Gholam Reza Shariati told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the wreckage of the aircraft has been recovered and is being investigated.

He emphasized that the downed drone “definitely belonged to a foreign country” and said the results of investigations would be announced later on.

In June and in an episode of a similar nature, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down an American spy drone in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan.

Global Hawk drone. Click to enlarge

In a statement, the IRGC said the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force near the Kouh-e Mobarak region — which sits in the central district of Jask County — after the aircraft violated the Iranian airspace.



3 responses to “Iran downs ‘intruding foreign’ drone over Persian Gulf coast”

  1. No doubt this reply will not see the light of day on this heavy censoring site: ut here goes:
    Excellent News, IRAN,

  2. @Always kicked off what are you talking about? TBF to the truth seeker, I have posted comments calling his credability into question based on his biased anti Islam beliefs, manifesting in him posting a disproportionate amount of Islamaphobic content.
    Yet every one of those comments has been approved and displayed on the site.

    Given the basic setup of the site however, once an article goes off the main page, it is nigh on impossible anyone will read the article again, let alone the comments lol.

    But maybe you think the fact the comments have to be manually approved by the admin, therefore they do not show up when you refresh the page, until they have been approved, is censorship?

    Anyhoo I am guessing the drone is Israeli, hence the need to investigate the origin, given the US or Europe will have gifted it to Israel as part of the holocaust reparations.
    So they need to hack the on board electronics to find the flight path etc.
    Assuming enough are left to gather such information from lol.

    But what I do not get is this, if Iran had the electronic warfare capability to hack a RQ drone and steal the tech from it after, share it with Russia and China for access to their technology etc.
    Why are they making a point in shooting down all drones now?
    I mean if it is to porove the ability of their domestic radar and AA then yes makes sense.
    Otherwise just a waste of missiles and useful parts from the drones.

    Herck they could even take a page out of the Jew playbook, use one of the captured drones to false flag a US ally in the region, help foster distrust for their ally etc.

  3. Good luck to Iran !