US confirms drone was shot down by Iranian missile - STATEMENT

US confirms drone was shot down by Iranian missile  - STATEMENT
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U.S. Central Command confirms that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system, US Embassy to Azerbaijan has confirmed the information as a reply to the APA’s survey. 

The Embassy noted that the statement spread on behalf of the Navy Capt. Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman, reads that  ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019. 

"U.S. Central Command can confirm that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019. 

Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false. 

This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.

The BAMS-D is a RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions (ISR) over vast ocean and coastal regions," reads the Statement.

Faiq Mahmudov

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