Iran claims to have captured U.S. drone

Iran claims to have captured U.S. drone

POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:04am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:08am

Iran says it has captured a U.S. drone that was flying in the country's airspace. The Scaneagle drone was reportedly gathering information over the Persian Gulf and entered Iranian airspace when it was captured by the naval unit of the Revolutionary Guards force. Few other details were released by the country.

The Scaneagle drone is unarmed and is four feet long and has a 10 foot wingspan. Last month the U.S. said Iranian warplanes shot at a U.S. surveillance drone flying in international airspace. Iran said the aircraft had entered its airspace. Responding to the claim, the U.S. Navy said it has not lost any drones over the gulf recently.


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