An upgraded Iranian MIM-23B surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery (Shalamcheh SAM) of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF) in Mahshahr shot-down a drone . . . initially alleged to be a US Navy Drone. The U.S. Military DENIES!
This is a developing story, check back for updates below . . .
UPDATE 6:12 AM EST --
The drone was fired from the location shown on the map below, into the Persian Gulf . . .
UPDATE 6:17 AM EST --
Iranian Army confirm the downing of a foreign drone with a Mersad (Hawk) System.
Iranian official: Downed drone belongs to a foreign country, wreckage has been recovered, awaiting word of its origin.
UPDATE 6:48 AM EST --
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to have Press Conference at 9:00 AM EST
Pentagon: “No reports of US drone being shot down,” defense official says
UPDATE 11:34 AM EST --
Alleged reports of a U.S. drone being shot down are incorrect. If a UAS had gone down in the CENTCOM AOR it was not a DoD asset. All U.S. equipment has been accounted for.
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