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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: CthruU
They aren't talking to the UAV, they are talking to the control station. The UAV is just a radio relay.
Vi har ikke mistet noen drone verken i Hormuzstredet eller andre steder. Jeg frykter at USS Boxer ved en feil kan ha skutt ned en av sine egne droner, tvitrer Araghchi.
We have not lost any drone either in Hormuzstredet or elsewhere. I fear that the USS Boxer may have accidentally shot down one of his own drones, argues Araghchi.
the IRGC issued a statement, and said it would release the footage recorded by its drone as it was flying over the US ship to prove the falsity of Washington’s claims.
“We will soon release the images and footage recorded by the IRGC Aerospace Force drone from the USS Boxer to expose Americans’ baseless claims to the public opinion of the world,” the public relations department of the IRGC announced today.
“The images will show that the drone of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force was conducting its routine mission in the region before the arrival of the American vessel at the Strait of Hormuz,” read the communique, adding that the drone sent images of its “monitoring and surveilling the aforementioned ship before and after the time that the Americans are claiming”.
The statement added that after recording the footage from the US warship, the drone returned to its base intact.
originally posted by: namehere
originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
originally posted by: roadgravel
Iran seems to have a problem understanding boundaries, my space, your space. The US navy is having to instruct them in the matter.
yeah, good point!
wish people would stop posting such nonsense sensationalist images that aren't even accurate, most of those bases were either abandoned or turned over to civilian control or iraqi/afghan military control, the few that remain would hardly be useful for an invasion.
the rest outside iraq and afghanistan are there to prevent war between iran and saudi arabia or to protect our smaller allies in the region from iran or saudi arabia invading them or getting other ideas.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: CajunMetal
Some of the footage is from a helicopter. The only reason to do that is because the drone was gone.
But the pictures are inconclusive, says the BBC's diplomatic correspondent Paul Adams.
He says at least some of the images appear to have been filmed from an Iranian helicopter that was also on the scene.
According to a Wall Street Journal reporter on board the USS Boxer at the time, an Iranian Bell 212 helicopter was flying "yards away" from the vessel before being chased off by American helicopters.
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
Drones arent the threat the US needs to worry about in Hormuz. Its swarming, fast attack missile boats.
100 of those racing towards an aircraft carrier, with anti ship missiles and suicidal IRGC officers will sink a carrier.
Sure, ships defenses would sink quite a few... but not them all and the anti ship missiles are powerful.
The US has always owned the skies since ww2.