US Navy or their any military service for that matter is considered to be as outstanding and impeccably smart. It was recently reported that the US Navy took down an Iranian drone by their new anti-drone system in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. According to military.com, the drone came within the thousand yards, which is actually prohibited. President Trump said, “The drone was immediately destroyed.” A senior Iranian official, on the other hand, has completely denied that the country lost a drone.
The Department of Defense has directly confirmed the happening of such event. They also claimed that the drone was in fact within a “threatening gap”. It was also reported that the marines present have used a new system called an MRZR LMAD IS — a Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System. The vehicle is absolutely new and is based on advanced technology. The system altogether is made up of two vehicles, and that is, “command node,” and the second one, a “sensor node.”
.@DeptofDefense photos of the USS Boxer’s inbound transit through the Strait of Hormuz today. During the transit, Marines on board destroyed an Iranian drone that “closed within a threatening range” using counter-drone jamming equipment. pic.twitter.com/Fe0PEtPXFw
— Elizabeth McLaughlin (@Elizabeth_McLau) 18 July 2019
The vehicles are so updated, they come with radar sensors, cameras, and radiofrequency detectors and jammers. It works very efficiently in tracking down any possible threats. The machinery is well tested by the army as per military.com.
This event happened exactly a month after the Iranian army demolished the US spy drone. Moreover, the event has happened in the Same region as well. After this incident, the US army is taking the whole matter more seriously. The tension is increasing and both countries are doing their best to dodge any dangerous events.
The US army has introduced multiple devices to tackle down the drone and missile attacks by suspected countries. They are also investing in high power machinery to build their defense plan more efficiently.