NewsMiddle EastThe US Navy thwarts an alleged Iranian attempt to capture one of its drones

The US Navy thwarts an alleged Iranian attempt to capture one of its drones

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The US Navy has prevented an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGCN) Navy support ship from capturing an unmanned surface vessel in the Arabian Gulf on the 29th and 30th. of August.

This has been announced by the Central Command of the United States Naval Forces in a statement issued this Tuesday, in which it has detailed that the ship that the IRGCN tried to confiscate was equipped with sensors, radars and cameras for navigation, but did not have any type of confidential or classified information.

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“While transiting international waters at around 11 p.m. (local time) on August 29, the US 5th Fleet observed the IRGCN support ship Shahid Baziar towing an unmanned surface vessel (USV) Saildrone Explorer in an attempt to stop it,” reads the letter shared by the United States Armed Forces.

After this, another American ship that was operating in the vicinity “responded immediately”. Likewise, the US Army sent a combat helicopter based in Bahrain.

The United States has called the IRGCN’s actions “blatant, unwarranted, and inconsistent with the behavior of a professional maritime force.”

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“The United States Naval Forces remain vigilant and will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows while promoting the rules-based international order throughout the region,” said Commander Naval Forces Central Command. United States, Vice Admiral Brad Cooper.

Source: Europa Press


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