The Iranian State TV press reported that the US company RQ-4 Global Hawk was taken off in the southern coastal province of Hormozgan, near the Strait of Hormuz.
CNN can not independently check the details of the Iranian state media report.
Press Cap. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US Central Command, saying that "no US aircraft has acted on Iranian airspace" on Thursday. CNN turned to the Pentagon for comment.
officials accused Iran of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and the US president last week accused Iran of being behind the provocation by telling Fox News: "They did."
Iran was previously accused of targeting US unmanned aircraft. before an attack on the two tankers earlier this month, the Iranians noticed an American unmanned airplane flying over the water and launched a ground-to-air missile on the unmanned aircraft, a US official told CNN. 09] In 201
It can fly more than 30 hours at a time to a maximum height of 60 000 feet (about 18 000 meters) and a range of 12 300 nautical miles.
After joining the US Air Force fleet in 2001, Gobal Hawk has accumulated more than 250,000 hours of flight in support of military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.