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U.S. drone shot down by Iranian missile in international airspace: U.S. source

Thursday 20/June/2019 - 09:08 AM
US military drone
US military drone shot down by Iranian missile – American of
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile، a U.S. official said on Thursday، speaking on condition of anonymity.

The official said the drone was a U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton. No further details were immediately available، including the time of the shoot-down.

The aircraft’s manufacturer، Northrop Grumman، says on its website that the Triton can fly for over 24 hours at a time، at altitudes higher than 10 miles، with an operational range of 8،200 nautical miles

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