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Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it’s got the US Navy on edge

Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it’s got the US Navy on edge
 Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it’s got the US Navy on edge
The US Navy says it hasn’t had an unsafe interaction at sea with Iran in more than a year. During that period, however, Iranian drones have become more active over the Persian Gulf, worrying the Navy. Iran’s drones are just one asset Iran has that it could use to challenge freedom of movement in th Gulf.

 

Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it's got the US Navy on edge
Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it’s got the US Navy on edge

 

It’s been more than a year since US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf have had what they call unsafe or unprofessional interactions with Iranian vessels, but Iran has found a new way to keep tabs on US warships in one of the world’s most heavily trafficked sea corridors.

According to the Navy, Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly active over the gulf, operating in what officials have described as unsafe ways. Marine Corps and Navy officials said US ships in the Persian Gulf are now regularly overflown by Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles, USNI News reported earlier this week.

Lt. Chloe Morgan, a US Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson, told Business Insider on Thursday that the last unsafe or unprofessional encounter between the US and Iran at sea was on August 14, 2017.

In the most recent incident, a drone without any navigation lights flew close to aircraft conducting night-landing operations on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.Lt. Chloe Morgan, a US Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson, told Business Insider on Thursday that the last unsafe or unprofessional encounter between the US and Iran at sea was on August 14, 2017.Lt. Chloe Morgan, a US Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson, told Business Ins  

Source: Business Insider

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