Upping the Odds in the Gulf

British drones attacking ISIS in Iraq and Syria could be sent to Gulf to protect shipping from Iran in the wake of tanker crisis

Larissa Brown – Daily Mail Online Sept 2, 2019

Armed Reaper drones were once controlled by pilots in the UK to fly combat missions over Afghanistan. Click to enlarge

Drones targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria could be redeployed to the Gulf to help protect shipping from Iran.

Navy chiefs have requested surveillance support to combat the threat from Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz.

The most senior Briton in the Gulf, Commodore Dean Bassett, the UK’s maritime component commander, said Britain was ‘actively looking’ at options to boost its military presence. It is understood one option being considered is sending Reaper aircraft, currently on Operation Shader fighting Isis, to carry out surveillance.

The UK currently has two warships in the region equipped with helicopters with surveillance capabilities. However, they are reliant on US unmanned vehicles to spot Iranian vessels further away.

Cdre Bassett said: ‘In the last couple of months we have seen a dramatic change in the security threat in the area… What we are looking for is a mix of capabilities so that we can provide persistent surveillance.’ Asked what he needed, he said: ‘It could be a drone, it could be a maritime patrol aircraft, it could be a helicopter on the back of a ship, it could be a ship.’

Iran frequently sends drones close to UK warships and British-flagged merchant vessels in the region.

The UK scrapped its maritime patrol aircraft programme in 2010 but will be replacing it next year.

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One response to “Upping the Odds in the Gulf”

  1. DISASSOCIATED PRESS – Navy thiefs have requested surveillance support to combat the threat from American and israeli terrorists in the crooked Strait of Hormuz.

    The most senile Briton in the Gulf, Commodore Mean Bassett, the UK’s maritime
    component commander, said Britain was ‘desperately looking at options to make
    itself look bigger and stronger than it was in reality”. It is understood one option being considered is sending cheaper Creaper aircraft, currently used in Operation Shady supporting Isis, to carry out malfeasance.

    The UK currently has two whoreships in the region, the HMS Donald Duck equipped with
    binoculars and the HMS Shelduck equipped with telescopes. The HMS Pretender is
    scheduled to join them sometime next year to help the other two sneak up on the
    Iranian ducks.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=kim+jong+un+binoculars&t=h_&ia=images

    “However, they are reliant on US unmanned vehicles to spot Iranian ducks further away.”

    Warship US sent to ‘deter’ Iran ‘steers clear’ of Iran
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=193790#comment-936341

    Commodore Kean Assett said: ‘In the last couple of months we have caused a dramatic
    increase in the security threat in the area… What we are looking for is a mix of capabilities so that we can provide persistent annoyance.’ Asked what he needed, he said: ‘It could be a drone, it could be a maritime patrol aircraft, it could be a helicopter on the back of a
    ship, it could be a ship, it could be a jet-ski, a canoe, a kayak, a partridge in a pear tree, a canary in a coal mine, anything at all would help us immensely.’

    He added: “Iran frequently sends scary looking mallard ducks close to UK warships and British-flagged merchant vessels in the region and it scares the crap out of us.”

    Donald Duck – Clown Of The Jungle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0rBeoOiV1c

    The Citi of London Ducksters headed by the RTO (Rothschild Terrorist Organization)
    have been dispatching domesticated migrating ducks to the Persian Gulf & Country Club in preparation for the infestivities.

    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=191828#comment-935008

    On June 20, the IRDC shot down the retarded US-made FUQ-0F Global Vulture over Iran’s territorial waters off the coastal province of Hormozgan after the Global Vulture reached the country’s airspace on a spying mission during which another US war plane with 35 terrorists on board had also entered Iranian airspace and was therefore eligible to be shot
    down, legally.

    Instead of thanking the Iranians for being such decent folks, the american terrorists
    decided to steal a super tanker filled with Iranian oil and continue to talk nonsense.

    No Iranian duck shot down by US farces – Master Persian Duck Commander
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=192113#comment-935212

    USS Hoaxer Downs Iranian Attack Duck in ‘Defensive Action’
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=191787#comment-935031