Iran Fast Attack Craft. Fars News Agency Photo
This post has been updated with an additional statement from U.S. 5th Fleet.
An Iranian admiral now says the country’s slow-down in sending small patrol boats to harass U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf was spurred by what he describes as a change in U.S. behavior but doesn’t address the uptick in Iran’s drone flights in the region. Read More
An undated picture of an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy patrol craft.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Iranian drones have become increasingly active in the Persian Gulf and other critical waterways around the Middle East, regularly conducting surveillance flights close to U.S. warships crossing the Strait of Hormuz and operating around the region, a defense official told USNI News on Friday. Read More
An MH-60R Sea Hawk approaches USS Higgins (DDG-76) during a vertical replenishment on Jan. 13, 2018. US Navy Photo
Navy officials are pushing back against claims that a U.S. destroyer was chased away from an Iranian military combined exercise in the Gulf of Oman by naval forces. Read More
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Ayana Knox records aircraft movements on the ‘Ouija Board,’ a scale model of the flight deck, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 28, 2017. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the Persian Gulf. US Navy Photo
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG-9) is now in the Persian Gulf, where it is expected to join the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve fight against ISIS forces.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Black Knights” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) while another Super Hornet from the “Black Knights” and an EA-18G Growler from the “Gray Wolves” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142 prepare to launch, July 29, 2017, in the Arabian Gulf. US Navy photo.
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group will stay on station in the Middle East nine days longer than planned to continue supporting Operating Inherent Resolve, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News today. Read More
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in July 2017. US Navy photo.
This post has been updated to include U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s official statement on the incident.
An Iranian drone harassed an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) operating in the Central Persian Gulf today, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command confirmed today. Read More
Iranian ship intercepts USS Thunderbolt (PC-12) on July 25, 2017. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 5th Fleet on the Tuesday incident.
A Cyclone-class patrol craft warded off an Iranian patrol boat that was approaching a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, a Navy official told USNI News. Read More
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Houdong guided missile boat.
THE PENTAGON – Three U.S. Navy ships and a Marine helicopter were harassed during a night transit of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. 5th Fleet officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
An Iranian built mockup of a US Nimitz-class carrier is destroyed during the IRGCN Noble Prophet exercise. ONI Photo
Iran is developing a submarine that could launch an anti-ship cruise missile designed to quickly sink an American warship operating in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a new assessment of Iranian naval capabilities published Wednesday by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. Read More
An undated photo of IRGCN patrol boats.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Read More