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  • Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf

    06/24/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2019 | Erin Cunningham
    Iran’s navy chief warned the United States on Monday that Iranian forces could shoot down more surveillance drones if they violate the country’s airspace, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. “The enemy dispatched its most sophisticated . . . and most complicated surveillance aircraft” to spy on Iran, and “everyone saw the downing of the drone,” Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said Monday, referring to the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk drone shot down by Iran last week. The incident capped a week of tensions following attacks on two commercial...
  • Trump says 'Iran made a very big mistake' after drone downing

    06/20/2019 9:13:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2019 | Kevin Liptak
    President Donald Trump and his aides were confronting dramatically increased tensions with Iran on Thursday after the downing of a US drone near the Persian Gulf. "Iran made a very big mistake!" the President tweeted mid-morning as he and his national security officials huddled to weigh possible responses. The ominous if vague message came after Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down an "intruding American spy drone" after it entered into the country's territory Thursday.
  • Trump says Iran made a very big mistake! by shooting down US drone

    06/20/2019 8:43:10 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06-20-19 | Amanda Macias
    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Iran made a very big mistake by shooting down a U.S. spy drone in the already tense oil-rich region.Hours earlier, U.S. officials said an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down the unmanned military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran said the aircraft was over its territory. Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.
  • US confirms Iranian missile has shot down drone

    06/20/2019 1:44:22 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 146 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2019 | BBC News
    Image caption: One US official identified the drone as a US Navy MQ-4C Triton A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province of Hormozgan. IRGC commander Maj-Gen Hossein Salami said the incident sent "a clear message to America", state media said. It comes at a time of escalating tension between the US and Iran. On Monday, the US defence department said it...
  • Saudi Arabia 'Shoots Down Ballistic Missiles Near Mecca'

    05/20/2019 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Strategy · 25 replies
    The New Arab ^ | May 20, 2019
    Saudi Arabia has shot down two ballistic missiles over the cities of Taif and Jeddah, east and west of Mecca respectively, which it blamed on Yemen's Houthi movement. Saudi air defences shot down a ballistic missile over the city of Taif, 65 kilometres east of Mecca, in the early hours of Monday morning. Another missile was launched at the port city of Jeddah, on the other side of Mecca, according to Saudi-owned news channel Alarabiya.
  • Putin on Downed Plane: On Second Thought, Maybe Israel Isnt To Blame For Tragic Chance Events

    09/20/2018 1:09:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    One doesn’t often see a climbdown from Moscow, especially not from strongman Vladimir Putin, and even more so this fast. Yesterday, Russia’s defense spokesman spoke ominously of “the right to take appropriate measures against hostile actions by Israel” after Syrian air defense forces shot down a Russian surveillance plane. Now however, Putin has danced away from the threat, calling the downing the result of “tragic chance events”: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with...
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 10:48:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:07 PM ET, Mon September 17, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    (CNN)A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • Russians blame shoot-down of reconnaissance plane on Israelis: Did the IDF miscalculate?

    09/18/2018 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/18/18 | USA Features
    In the Russian MoD statement, the government is accusing the Israelis of not giving Russia enough time to get its forces out of the area, and given the information available at the moment, that seems likely. Did the Israeli Defense Force miscalculate on this one? The Israelis, as noted in the above report, have routinely attacked targets in Syria deemed to be a threat to the Jewish states security. Most of the time those attacks have been aimed at Iranian installations but Syrian government bases have also been targeted in the past.
  • The drone shot down by Israel was an Iranian copy of a U.S. craft, Israel says

    02/11/2018 5:33:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Loveday Morris and Ruth Eglash
    The drone that Israel said it shot down this weekend appeared to have been developed by Iran from technology obtained when it captured a U.S. stealth aircraft in 2011, according to aviation experts and Israeli officials. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for Israels military, and Yuval Steinitz, a minister in Israels security cabinet, said the craft was a copy of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claims to have reverse-engineered.
  • Syrian rebels down Russian plane near the country's northern province, killing its pilot

    02/04/2018 2:36:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | Reuters
    Syrian rebels shot down a Russian warplane on Saturday and killed its pilot on the ground after he ejected from the plane, Russia's defense ministry and Syrian rebels said.
  • Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot

    02/03/2018 5:15:47 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 3, 2018 | Erin Cunningham and Louisa Loveluck
    Syrias former al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility Saturday for the downing of a Russian warplane in northern Syria, apparently using a surface-to-air missile to target the aircraft. The pilot was killed after he ejected and exchanged gunfire with militants on the ground, the Russian Defense Ministry and a monitoring group said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS, a powerful rebel alliance that publicly split from al-Qaeda last year, said it had used a shoulder-fired weapon to down the Su-25 fighter jet as it flew low over the opposition-held town of Saraqeb.
  • Russian Fighter Jet Shot Down in Rebel-Held Syria and Pilot Captured

    02/03/2018 5:17:58 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/03/2018 | tom Porter
    A Russian fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel held area in north-eastern Syria's Idlib province, according to reports.
  • Has US military helicopter been SHOT DOWN? Aircraft crashes in Japan near North Korea

    10/11/2017 7:44:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    The Express ^ | 10/11/17 | Mark Chandler
    The helicopter came down in the Okinawa region near the village of Takamura Takae on Wednesday morning, local media reported. Images taken from the scene showed the aircraft engulfed in a fireball with thick black smoke pouring into the sky. The incident, which occurred shortly after US military drills over the Korean peninsula, led to speculation that North Korea could have shot down the helicopter
  • Yes, the U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

    09/28/2017 5:30:40 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Its Aegis ballistic-missile defense system is already capable and can be more so with certain upgrades.

    06/20/2017 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 54 replies
    Few details. Video at link with what is known. This s**t is going to spin out of control. Russian A/C buzzed USAF A/C today.
  • US Pilots Will Defend Themselves As Russia Threatens Aircraft Over Syria, Pentagon Says

    06/19/2017 11:40:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Washingtonton Examinter ^ | 06/19/17 | Jamie McIntyre
    U.S. pilots over Syria will defend themselves if attacked by Russians, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, following a report that Russia will treat U.S. or coalition aircraft as targets if they fly over areas in western Syria controlled by Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry made the threat Monday after a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 after that plane bombed U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are working with the U.S. to defeat the Islamic State on Sunday. "Any aircraft, including planes and drones of the international coalition, detected in the operation areas west of the Euphrates River...
  • Russia threatens to target every coalition plane or drone it finds west of Euphrates in Syria

    06/19/2017 12:12:30 PM PDT · by johnk · 92 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:33 EDT, 19 June 2 | By JAMES WILKINSON and DARREN BOYLE
    'We will not hesitate to defend ourselves': US military refuses to be cowed after Russia threatens to target every coalition plane or drone it finds west of the River Euphrates in Syria The US has said its troops will defend themselves from Russian attack in Syria That came after Russia said it would target US aircraft west of the Euphrates Moscow was furious after the US shot down Russia-backed Syrian military plane That happened Sunday, after the Syrian plane dropped bombs near US allies Captain Jeff Davis said US and coalition air operations would continue in Syria Russia claimed to...
  • Gen. Keane on Putin 'Bluster': Russia Won't Shoot Down US Aircraft in Syria

    06/19/2017 11:22:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 6/19/17 | FoxNews
    Keane said on "Fox & Friends" he sees the statement from the Kremlin as more "talk" and "bluster" by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "That's rubbish. They're not gonna shoot at U.S. airplanes. They're not gonna take on the United States. They have very limited capability in Syria by comparison to U.S. capability," said Keane, a Fox News military analyst.
  • Coalition Forces Shoot Down Pro-Regime Fighter Jet in Syria

    06/19/2017 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | Jun 18, 2017 | Tim Stelloh
    U.S.-backed coalition forces shot down a pro-Syrian regime fighter jet on Sunday after it bombed the Syrian Democratic Forces-held town of Ja-Din, the coalition said. An initial attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad occurred at 4:30 p.m. local time (9:30 a.m. ET), causing an unknown number of casualties and driving out SDF fighters, the coalition said in a statement. About two hours later, a Syrian jet dropped bombs and was "immediately" shot down by a U.S. war plane, the coalition said.
  • U.S. says it downed Syrian warplane that attacked U.S.-backed fighters

    06/18/2017 2:22:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-18-17 | Matt Spetalnick
    A U.S. warplane on Sunday shot down a Syrian military aircraft that dropped bombs near U.S.-backed fighters in Syria, the U.S. military said. The U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying the plane was downed "in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces," identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah.