Iran: We Shot Down Israeli Drone
Revolutionary Guards say aircraft was near Natanz
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 24, 2014 9:18 AM CDT
In this 2007 file photo, the Israeli army Heron TP drone. Iran says it shot down an Israeli drone near a nuclear facility.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

(Newser) – Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards is saying its forces have shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site. The Guards issued a statement saying forces fired a missile at the drone as it neared its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, more than 185 miles south of Tehran. The statement did not say when it shot down the drone, nor did it elaborate on how the Guards knew the drone was from Israel. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment. Israel has not ruled out taking military action against Iran's nuclear facilities if its capability to build an atomic weapon progresses.

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Aug 24, 2014 2:34 PM CDT
Pretty good technology if they were able 2 shoot 1 of those things down. The radar footprint on them is tiny.
Aug 24, 2014 1:59 PM CDT
Using drones as cannon fodder to determine the enemy defense is better than a manned jet.
Aug 24, 2014 12:18 PM CDT
So, you shot down a drone. Big deal! You Persians need to think Alexander The Great and substitute Israel for your eventual demise if you continue your wicked ways.