No Drone Missing over Persian Gulf – U.S. Navy
Iran’s State television showed images of what seemed to be an intact ScanEagle drone being inspected by Rear Adm. Ali Fadavi, the commander of IRGC Navy (IRGCN). The drone was displayed in front of a large map of the Persian Gulf with a text in English and Persian saying: “We will trample the U.S. under our feet.”
No U.S. drone has been lost in the Persian Gulf recently, a U.S. Navy spokesman said.
“The U.S. Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operating in the Middle East region. Our operations in the Gulf are confined to internationally recognized water and air space,” said a spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain. “We have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently.” (Reuters, 4 December)
Photo credit: Fars News Agency