In the evening hours on Monday, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ship Shahid Baziar approached the American unmanned Saildrone Explorer ship in the international waters of the Persian Gulf. The vessel was tethered to the reindeer with a rope, said 5th Fleet spokesman Timothy Hawkins.
the Russian vessel was sighted by the American destroyer USS Thunderbolt, which was operating nearby. She reacted immediately, only in an official press release. The Fifth Fleet supported it by dispatching MH-60 Seahawk helicopters.
Footage released by the U.S. Navy shows a Russian ship shooting down an unmanned vessel, followed by the USS Thunderbolt.
August 31, 2022 at 1:30 pspvek archivevn: 1. of 2022 at 16:11
American radio warned the sailors that they had detained an American vessel without authorization. We have made it clear that this is the property of the US government, which has been operating in international waters, and we have the ability to protect ourselves if necessary, said the commander of the USS Thunderbolt to the AP agency.
The incident ended in mutterings. After about those hours, the ronci took the vessel away and their boat sailed away. Americk lod pesto remained in stitches.
The action of the IRGCN was outrageous, unwarranted and contrary to the conduct of the professional armed forces. US naval forces remain in the loop and will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever the international first allows, and at the same time support international rules-based action in the entire region, commented on the incident Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, commander of the US Naval Forces Central Command and 5 .fleets.
Commander of the United States Central Command, Michael Kurilla, praised one of the American women. This incident once again shows the continued destabilizing, illegal and unprofessional activity of rn at the Nearest entrance, rn criticized.
The Russian news agency Tasnim, closely connected to the Revolutionary Guards, wrote that the ship’s drone posed a threat to international shipping. She called the American description of the event a Hollywood narrative that contradicts the truth.
Saildrone Explorer is equipped with sensors, radars and cameras for navigation and data collection. The US Department of Defense emphasizes that it is a commercially available technology that does not store sensitive or classified information.