Around June 25, local time, US President Trump signed an executive order against Iran’s “hostile act” to shoot down its drones, announcing “sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei and the institutions under his leadership.”
But the anger of Washington does not help the reality. Not to mention that Ali Khamenei himself has no property in the United States to “freeze” or confiscate the US, and the fact that the US has shot down its RQ-4 “Global Hawk” drone can be considered a waste.
In addition, the Iranian side also stressed that the country “only in 2018”, its “national network firewall” intercepted about 33 million cyber attacks. At this point, the outside world can find an astonishing fact: Iran is prepared for possible attacks or hostilities against the United States. In the face of possible pressure from the authorities of Donald Trump, Tehran has even prepared more secret weapons.
Global Hawk is not a goal
For analysts, the recent tension between the United States and Iraq has entered a situation of sharp turn. The truth about the attack of two Japanese tankers on the Gulf of Oman on June 13 has not yet been revealed. The United States and Iran have created new tensions over the Strait of Hormuz.
On June 20th, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards announced the shooting down of a US military RQ-4 “Global Hawk” drone into Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. Along with the US side, the aircraft was confirmed to have been shot down. The actual combat capability of the Iranian military also entered the field of vision of observers.
The US military drones that were shot down were not very viable. They were easily shot down in front of Iran’s Russian-made S-300 and the self-produced “Hodad” and “Rade” air defense missiles. The way the US Navy uses drones with reconnaissance planes makes it easier to lock them together. From this point of view, it is easy for analysts to come to an embarrassing conclusion that the Iranian side does not intend to shoot down the “world’s most expensive” drone.