Pentagon Releases Footage Of U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran | NBC News

Pentagon Releases Footage Of U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran | NBC News



the Pentagon released some video the first evidence they're offering about that that drone the Global Hawk drone I think we can show it for you to you it shows a smoke trail there it is the smoke trail of the aircraft as it was brought down now of course from this we can't tell international or Iranian airspace but it is the first images the first evidence the u.s. is putting forward about this shoot down of that drone which is capable of a lot of intelligence collecting from very high altitudes let's go to a Courtenay Kuby now she covers the Pentagon she's in the United Arab Emirates where some of these drones are based the Pentagon Courtney has put out a map showing the location of the shoot-down but not the past that this aircraft took do we have any more information as to whether it may at some point have strayed into Iranian airspace that's right Lester so the map shows what the US military says is where the drone was shot Don down this Global Hawk it was presented along with the statement from the head of the US Air Force's here in the region based in Qatar who claims that the drone never strayed more than about 21 miles from Iranian short the Iranian shoreline most of the international community recognizes that as long as it's with its outside of 12 nautical miles from that shore that's considered international airspace so the United States military really doubling down on their claims I can tell you this drone was shot down just a very short distance from where we are here but an even shorter distance from where I was yesterday out in the Gulf of Oman where we got a first-hand look at one of the tankers that was attacked in the Gulf flat in the Gulf of Oman last week the courageous we saw the blast hole this is something that the US military is now talking about was an attack by a limpet mine while they're not necessarily pointing the finger directly at Iran they are saying this is the kind of explosive that Iran has in its inventory so today marks a new level of tension because now this is a direct attack by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on the US military and in this case it resulted in this unmanned drone being shot down in the Strait of Hormuz Lester Courtney ku bees thanks hey NBC News viewers thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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