The Iranian military was prepared to shoot down two American reconnaissance aircraft, which flew near the border with Iran, in response to a security threat. FoxNews reported citing a source in the us government.
As the newspaper notes, September 10 aircraft P-8 Poseidon aircraft and the EP-3 Eries. Only two aircraft were 33 people. They made a reconnaissance flight in the sky over the Strait of Hormuz passed 24 km from the official border with Iran.
The defense Ministry said that neither one nor the other plane did not violate state borders. Border guard service warned American aircraft on the radio that if they continue to move along the border risk being shot down. The us military ignored the warning and continued to fly in international airspace, although very close to Iranian territory.
“We wanted to test the Iranian response,” — said the representative of the defence Department of the USA. “It’s one thing to tell someone to get off your lawn, but we weren’t on their lawn. Every time you threaten to kill someone, it is not considered professional behavior,” — said the source channel.
10 September, two patrol aircraft of the US Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon, designed for search and destruction of submarines, close to the border of Russia on the Black sea. Anti-submarine aircraft every four hours flew located in Sicily airbase Sigonella to complete the task to the South and West of the Crimea Peninsula.