China military: Local 7, Iran's official media disclosed the details of shooting down the U.S. stealth UAV. A U.S. official have said the same day that the U.S. military air base in Afghanistan is monitoring chronically Iran.
Iran's state radio station reported that the 7th, the U.S. RQ-170 stealth UAV in the eastern town of Cash Feiruyilang detected when Mar was shot down, the land border with Afghanistan from Iran about 225 km.
Associated Press quoted the afternoon anonymous U.S. official as saying that the machine belongs to the long-term stealth reconnaissance missions in Iran's stealth UAV team, the fleet from the U.S. military deployment in Afghanistan, U.S. military bases.
Reported that the officials, the U.S. military air base in Afghanistan to establish long-term monitoring of Iran, and is ready to "take necessary special operations." Although not yet accepted the combat command, but the military has drawn up secret contingency plans.
A day earlier, U.S. officials acknowledged that this media has UAVs is the CIA covert operations for stealth aircraft. But did not disclose their specific tasks.
4 Iran claims its eastern border in the United States shot down an unmanned RQ-170 stealth, but did not disclose details. U.S. officials subsequently denied that Iran's claim, claiming, a stealth UAV missing in Iran, but there is no indication that the Iranian aircraft was shot down the plane crash may be due to mechanical failure.
RQ-170 stealth drone is the new U.S. stealth reconnaissance aircraft, used to front-line combat forces in detecting and monitoring support, was confirmed to have killed bin Laden in Pakistan's actions in reconnaissance missions. U.S. worried that if the plane was largely intact Iran seized or sold to third parties, and its technical secrets may be leaked.
"Wall Street Journal" reported that this stealth drone to back the U.S. government to consider a variety of covert action program, including sending a team to sneak into Iran, to blow up the aircraft, or by air strikes to destroy them. But the U.S. also worried that any action to retrieve or destroy UAVs are likely to be found in Iran.
There is also news that the plane crash may have self-destruct technology. U.S. officials also believe that the aircraft's technology is not easy to easy to break through reverse engineering. Iran had also shot down several claims from the United States, Britain or Israel UAV, but the U.S. has not responded.
Western media reported that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards commander Ibrahim al-Jaafari has ordered troops to improve combat readiness levels to respond to potential external shocks and secret attacks.