U.S. Navy Launches Drone Task Force

September 8, 2021

Author: 

Jon Gambrell

Publication: 

Associated Press

Related Country: 

  • Bahrain
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet launched a task force incorporating airborne and aquatic drones to counter Iranian attacks on vessels in its area of operations. The drones will monitor maritime activity in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, areas where vessels have been boarded by Iranian forces or have taken damage from mines and other explosions linked to Iran and its proxies.