US Navy denies it has lost any drones
in the Middle East, following claims by Iran that a small unmanned
aircraft was shot down over the Gulf.
The reports claimed that Iran's Revolutionary Guard had captured a US drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Gulf.
Al-Alam, the Iranian state TV's Arabic-language channel,
showed what appeared to be an intact ScanEagle drone on display in
front of a map. The station claimed it was the first pictures of the
What is a ScanEagle.
is a small long-endurance UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) used for
surveillance. Because of its size it can be deployed using a catapult or
"SkyWedge" launcher. It can stay in the air for 24-hours