& # 39; Drone killer & # 39; buggy chained to deck of USS Boxer knocked down Iranian device by blocking the signal and causing it to crash
- Donald Trump claimed that the Iranian drone had been brought down the Strait of Hormuz
- Pentagon later said it was knocked down by an attack on an electronic warfare
- A drone-murderer-buggy parked on the cockpit of the USS Boxer thought to be responsible
- Buggy uses sensitive radar and signal interference technology to defeat drones
A & # 39; drone killer & # 39; buggy chained to the deck of the USS Boxer is supposed to be behind the attack that has brought down an Iranian drone.
The buggy uses highly sensitive radar to detect small incoming targets and then uses signal blocking technology to break the connection between the drone and the control tower, causing it to fall out of the sky.
If the signal jammer fails, the buggy's radar technology can be used to direct conventional missiles to the same target to complete it.
A & # 39; drone killer & # 39; buggy equipped with highly sensitive radar and signal blocking technology that is chained to the deck of the USS Boxer (front right) was the attack on an Iranian rumble over the Strait of Hormuz
The buggy uses its signal jammer to break the link between the drone and the control tower, causing it to crash. If that fails, it can direct the Boxer's missile systems to destroy the target
The USS Boxer (pictured on July 17) sailed Thursday through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf when the attack took place
Photos taken by the Boxer on July 17 as it found its way to the Strait of Hormuz show the system – officially known as the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System – on the cockpit.
The system consists of two parts: the RADA RPS-42 radar system and the CM202A sensor tower with infrared cameras & # 39; s.
The radar can detect targets ranging from small commercial drones to bombers and passenger aircraft, with a height of 30ft to 30,000 feet.
The cameras & # 39; s – which are able to follow an object that moves at very high speeds – can then be used to verify the radar signal.
A Modi signal jammer then sends powerful electromagnetic signals to the target, which disrupts radio signals between him and his control tower, causing it to crash.
President Trump said on Thursday that the boxer was behind an attack that was a & # 39; provocative and hostile & # 39; Destroyed Iranian rumble over the Strait of Hormuz
The Pentagon later said that the attack was made with the help of electronic warfare.
Iran has denied that one of its drones was being shot down and suggested that the US could have accidentally knocked down one of its own vessels.
The Strait of Hurmuz is a strategic bottleneck that expires one fifth of the world's daily oil reserves and that is partly in Iranian waters.
The Iranian army recently shot down an American drone that was said to be flying into Iranian airspace and carrying out an attack with a ground-to-air missile.
Donald Trump announced that the Boxer on Thursday had destroyed an Iranian drone in what the Pentagon later said was an attack on electronic warfare
Iran has denied that his drone was destroyed, and Deputy Defense Minister Seyed Araghchi even suggested that Washington accidentally brought down one of his own vehicles
President Trump called a planned air raid at the last minute, later saying that killing about 150 people on the ground would have killed.
The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks in the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington, Reuters reported this week.
The US believes that Iran-related militias in Iraq have recently increased their surveillance of US troops and bases in the country by using standard, commercially available drones.
The revelation comes at a time of increased tensions with Iran and underlines the many ways in which Tehran and the forces it relies increasingly rely on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in places such as Yemen, Syria, the Strait of Hormuz and Iraq.
The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and then to the open ocean; about a fifth of the world's oil reserves are transported through it
Out of surveillance, Iranian drones can drop ammunition and even & # 39; perform a kamikaze flight where they load it with explosives and fly it somewhere & # 39 ;, according to an American official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Iran now flies two or three drones over the Gulf waters every day, the US official estimated, making it a core part of Tehran's attempt to monitor the Strait of Hormuz.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of carrying out attacks against six oil tankers off the Strait in the last two months, a claim that Tehran has denied.
& # 39; We have seen a revival in the drone activity in Iraq near our bases and facilities, & # 39; said the officer. & # 39; Certainly, the drones we have seen are more of the commercial standard version. So they are clearly a deniable type of UAV activity in Iraq. & # 39;
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