Iran Busted Trying To Steal U.S. Navy Sea Drone
September 02, 2022
The paramilitary Revolutionary Guard of Iran tried to capture an American sea drone and made an attempt of towing it away, but have to release it as U.S. Navy coastal patrol boat and MH-60 Seahawk helicopter was approaching. Through radio Navy communicated with Shahid Baziar to inform them about drone ownership.
The commander told the Associated Press that their response was clear about their own property and they have the intention to take action if necessary. This is the first time Iran has targeted the fifth fleet’s new drone. The incident happened on August 29 at around 11 p.m. local time.
Though the incident was over after four hours as the Iranians unhooked the tow line to the drone, still the tension between Washington and Tehran remains high due to the frazzled condition of the nuclear deal with the world powers involved.
Sensors, radars, and cameras are attached to the Saildrone Explorer USVs. Such technology is available in the market, so there is no potential threat of theft or misuse of potential information. According to the statement of Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, IRGCN’s actions are offensive as well as unwarranted.
U.S. Navy has started remaining vigilant and will continue its operations in accordance with the law. On the contrary, Iran’s state-run Nour news called the whole incident a “False Hollywood Narrative”. And further added that the whole point of towing the sea drone was to ensure the safety of the route and to avoid possible hazardous incidents. No clarification was given by Nour news pertaining to the source by which they got the information. IRGC did not even acknowledge the incident."