China military: According to Iranian media reported on December 4, the day of Iranian military shot down a U.S. pilotless reconnaissance aircraft. Iran, military sources said the plane the U.S. RQ-170 UAV was shot down after the invasion of Iranian airspace.
Reuters reported that Iranian satellite TV stations from News of the World December 4, citing military sources reported that Iranian military in the eastern provinces of the U.S. RQ-170 shot down an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. The source said the UAV was shot down by only minor damage, has been captured by the Iranian Air Force. This timing coincided with the announcement of Iran because of Western sanctions and the British Embassy was attacked raised the occasion of the relationship escalate, causing concern. Reuters reported that Iranian satellite TV stations from News of the World quoted a military source as saying that Iran's response to the U.S. will be UAV airspace violations in Iran are not limited to the implementation. The source said: "The response will not be limited to Iran." But did not give a detailed explanation.
RQ-170 unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as "Beast of Kandahar." U.S. Air Force in 2009 acknowledged its existence, is a known RQ-170 is being developed by the U.S. Air Force, and is about to real test of the low detection of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). It follows the tailless flying-wing aircraft design, shape and B-2 stealth bomber similar to the back like a dart. Media speculation, the use of a stealth design, the jet engine, "Kandahar monster" is indeed likely to raid bin Laden carried out before any action on the task of monitoring bin Laden's home.