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At what altitude was the Global Hawk surveillance drone shot down from off the coast of Iran?

SeyiSamOlu
By SeyiSamOlu | self meida writer
Published 3 days ago - 1544 views

The overthrow of Global Hawk was no small matter. This was a decisive event in world peace. This drone was a symbol of America's advanced power. The downing of this plane was a humiliation and a great defeat for the United States. Which was held in complete silence with the support of the Western media. But the consequences will become apparent in the years to come. In this affair, Iran was able to dictate its practical power to the United States, and the United States was forced to return to the path it had taken and get off its warlike horse. The United States realized that the time for his spy planes to rule the skies was over.

On June 20, 2019, a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV that entered Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz was destroyed by the IRGC Air Defense System on June 23rd. However, US officials claimed that the UAV It has been flying over international waters.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of the Air Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, on Friday, on the sidelines of the unveiling of the wreckage of the American UAV, He said that on Thursday, June 20, the American drone had taken off from Al-Zafra air base near Abu Dhabi, UAE, at 00:14 in the morning, and after a long distance, entered the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran at around 4 in the morning. According to Hajizadeh, the aircraft has systems that transmit information to its central stations when it communicates with it; In two stages and four times (twice at 2:05 and twice at 3:55 in the morning), the Iranian forces warned the aircraft that the last warning was issued by the Khatam al-Anbiya air defense base at 3:55, but the response to No warnings were issued and the drone was targeted and shot down at 4:05 a.m. because the drone did not move away from Iranian territorial waters. According to Mohammad Ali Khodabakhsh, an expert in air defense operations of the IRGC, the drone was flying at an altitude of over 50,000 feet when entering Iran's water borders.

According to Sardar Hajizadeh, along with the downed American UAV, a Boeing P-8 Poseidon belonging to the US Navy with 35 people on board was also present, which had invaded Iran's borders and Iranian forces could have targeted it, but this was done. Did not. He described the reason for the P-8 targeting and the downing of the US drone as "a warning to US terrorist forces". The next day, the Pentagon confirmed the presence of the aircraft with 38 passengers and a drone. The aircraft, the Boeing P-8 Poseidon, normally has a crew of nine and is capable of carrying torpedoes and cruise missiles. "We thank them for this smart decision," Donald Trump told reporters Saturday (June 22nd) in front of reporters, describing the decision by Iranian officials not to shoot down a US manned military plane.

Another important point is the statement of the Russian military, which after the downing of the drone, stated in a statement that the drone was targeted by a legendary missile. The radar that discovered the drone can detect more than 200 targets in 3D at a distance of 500 km, which is also made by internal specialists in the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Support.

The Supreme Leader of Iran is visiting the air defense system of the 3rd of Khordad in the exhibition of the achievements of the IRGC Air Force. This completely Iranian system succeeded in overthrowing Global Hawk.

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