Did Iran Stage “Downing” of Israeli Drone?


israel-dronesPatrick Megahan, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said Iran may have staged what it claimed was the downing of an Israeli drone in its airspace a week ago.

“First, the remnants of the aircraft [shown in the Iranian video] do not match those of any known Israeli UAV.” In fact, the aircraft that Iran claims to have shot down “actually resembles an Iranian-developed Shahed 129 drone more than any known Israeli one.”

Second, Iran’s claim that the drone was on its way to the Natanz uranium enrichment plant is dubious. While there was speculation that it came from Azerbaijan, Natanz is too far from Azerbaijan for those Israeli drone models most similar to the drone in the video.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}