Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of IRGC Space Command, said in Tehran today that IRGC forces have shot down two spy planes (unmanned reconnaissance drones) over the Persian Gulf. Gen. Hajizadeh made his remarks during a news conference in which he was boasting about Iran’s air defense capabilities. He did not provide dates or any other details, and his claims could not be immediately verified.
“We have shot down two of their (enemy's) planes over the Persian Gulf, and this is the first time we are disclosing it,” said Gen. Hajizadeh [Fars News Agency, 2 January].