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Iran Temporarily Captures Two U.S. Saildrones in Red Sea

Iran Temporarily Captures Two U.S. Saildrones in Red Sea

A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Gulf of Aqaba off of Jordan’s coast on Dec. 12, 2022. US Army Photo

The story has been updated to include a statement from the U.S. Navy.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy briefly captured two U.S. unmanned surface vehicles in the Red Sea on Thursday, a U.S. Navy official confirmed to USNI News. Read More

VIDEO: Navy Blocks Iranian Attempt to Steal U.S. Surface Drone in Persian Gulf

VIDEO: Navy Blocks Iranian Attempt to Steal U.S. Surface Drone in Persian Gulf

IRGCN ship Shahid Baziar attempts t o capture a U.S. Saildrone in the Persian Gulf on Aug. 30, 2022. US Navy Image

The post has been updated with additional details.

The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy attempted to capture a U.S. Navy unmanned surface vessel that was operating in the Arabian Gulf on Monday and Tuesday, U.S. 5th Fleet said in a statement. Read More

VIDEO: 3 Iranian Fast Attack Craft Harass U.S. Navy Ships in Strait of Hormuz

VIDEO: 3 Iranian Fast Attack Craft Harass U.S. Navy Ships in Strait of Hormuz

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner in close proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (PC-6) and expeditionary fast transport USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF-2) in the Strait of Hormuz, June 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

Three Iranian fast attack craft harassed two U.S. Navy ships entering the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More

CENTCOM CO: No U.S. Over-the-Horizon Strikes in Afghanistan Since Withdrawal

CENTCOM CO: No U.S. Over-the-Horizon Strikes in Afghanistan Since Withdrawal

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie commander, U.S. Central Command, provides testimony at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on ending the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 29, 2021. DoD Photo

The U.S. is gathering over-the-horizon intelligence on terrorist activities in Afghanistan but hasn’t made a strike against ISIS-K and al Qaeda, the head of U.S. Central Command told a Senate panel said. Read More