Iran claims shooting down two US-made RQ-11 drones

Iran claims shooting down two US-made RQ-11 drones
# 04 January 2013 10:14 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Konul Jafarli – APA. Iran on Wednesday said it had shot down two US-made RQ-11 reconnaissance drones in the past 15 months, adding to a ScanEagle drone and RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft it already claims to have captured, APA reports quoting Space Daily.

"The army's air defence shot down two RQ-11 drones," said Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, adding that the army was carrying out "research" on the downed unmanned aircraft.

He said the first had been brought down in September 2011 and the second in November 2012, but gave no details of their location.

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