Last week two Iranian ‘Frogfoot’ aircraft fired at a U.S Predator drone 16 nautical miles of Iran’s coast, in international waters. This unprecedented incident was the first of its kind, and is a stark reminder of the future sources of unmanned ‘blowback’.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said the Iranians fired multiple shots at the Predator drone and followed it for at least several miles as it moved away from Iranian airspace.
“We believe that they fired at least twice and made at least two passes,” he said.
This geopolitical flashpoint comes after last year’s downing of a secretive ‘Sentinel’ American drone inside of Iran.