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Iranian Drone Overflights of U.S. Warships in Persian Gulf Now Common

U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf now expect regular flyovers from Iranian drones, as well as Iranian monitoring from small watercraft. While ships are equipped with expensive high-tech equipment to provide early warning alerts, it can be difficult to find out whether or not an approaching drone is armed. Systems must also monitor land-based threats, meaning that ship detection systems are multilayered and extremely complex. Commanders have highlighted that while the monitoring capabilities are not a problem, the number of threats they monitor and the human attention they require creates capacity issues.

Source: Iranian Drone Overflights of U.S. Warships in Persian Gulf Now Common – USNI News

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