Iranian Drone Flew Over and took Shots of US Aircraft Carrier Unnoticed

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 29 January 2016 16:18

The Iranian Navy claims to have captured a video during a surveillance mission of their unmanned drone of an American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf amid ongoing military drills in the waters south of the country, Fars news agency reported on Friday.

Reports suggested a midget Ghadir-class submarine belonging to Iran’s Navy deployed close to the US aircraft carrier with a mission to gather intelligence and capture footage.

The Iranian submarine was able to take “clear” photographs of the aircraft carrier without catching the attention of the staff on board, the report added.

The Bahrain-based US Navy’s 5th Fleet which commands the operations of American warships in the Persian Gulf declined to comment on the incident.

The developments come as Iran’s Navy is conducting the third day of its annual military maneuvers, code-named Velayat 94, across a large swath of territorial waters and high seas in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean.

During the four-day exercises, Iranian marines simulate the interception of invaders, while various military vessels and submarines are being used.

On the first of the drills, a US Navy warship received a serious warning from several Iranian destroyers to keep away from the designated exercise zone near the Strait of Hormuz.

Fars news agency reported that the USS Monterey, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser, was sailing near the Strait of Hormuz where the Iranian forces were staging the main phase of Velayat 94. 

The US warship, however, left the region immediately after receiving the warning from Iranian forces.

Original Article Published in PressTV

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