– Spokesman for US Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain
The US Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles (UAV) operating in the Middle East region. Our operations in the Gulf are confined to internationally recognised water and air space. We have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently.
The US Navy said it has not lost any drones over the Gulf recently, Reuters has reported.
Iran's media earlier said a US drone was captured by the naval unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the last few days after flying into Iranian airspace.
Iranian media has said a US ScanEagle drone was captured "in the last few days" by the naval unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps after entering Iranian airspace while gathering information over Gulf waters.
A US Navy spokesman said they were aware of the reports, and were looking into them.
Last month the US said Iranian warplanes shot at an American surveillance drone flying in international airspace. Iran said the aircraft had entered its airspace.