Iran Fires Warning Shot at US Drone Near Strait of Hormuz
Iran Air Defense fired a warning shot at a US drone after it flew over the Strait of Hormuz, near the Iranian border.
The Iran Air Defense Force fired a warning shot to a US drone flying in the vicinity of the Straight of Hormuz this morning, Thursday.
The Iranian Security Forces released footage depicting Iran Air Defense members firing a warning shot at the US military MQ9 aircraft flying over the Hormuz Strait.
🎥 تصاویر هشدار پدافند هوایی #ایران به پهپ The MQ-9 aircraft اد MQ-9 ارتش #آمریکا در حوالی #تنگه_هرمز و نزدیک مرز کشورمان که ساعتی پیش صورت گرفت pic.twitter.com/7QvL23pOav— نور نیوز (@nournews_ir) August 11, 2021
Iran downed an American RQ-4 Global Hawk drone in June 2019, after it violated Iranian airspace and did not respond to warnings issued by the Air Defense Force.
At the time, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of Aerospace Force, divulged that the air force had abstained from "shooting down another American spy plane carrying 35 people."