European Drone Expert: Shooting Down Of US Drone Viewed As A Landmark Event

A senior fellow expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and a drone expert stressed that shooting down of a US Triton Global Hawk drone by Iran was a landmark event as it inflicted heavy damage to Washington.

“The GH (Global Hawk) is the world’s biggest drone system. We are talking about a flying data hoover, filled with high tech equipment. This is a hugely expensive system,” Ulrike E Franke, an expert in German foreign and defense Policy, UAVs/drones, revolutions in military affairs and military technology, wrote on her Twitter page on Thursday.

“Of course, losing an expensive drone is not the same as losing the pilot(s) of a manned system. But this isn’t a throwaway drone whose loss the US will just shrug off,” she added.

Franke added that the drone was specifically designed to be largely invulnerable – because it flies to extremely high, noting, “Losing this Triton/Global Hawk hence hurts the US quite a lot. And (again, speaking as drone scholar, not geopolitical commentator here) depending on the exact circumstances, this incident may also hurt exports of the system.”

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement on Thursday disclosed details about the shooting down of a US spy drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stressing that it was downed after violating Iranian airspace over the Southern coasts.

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