A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone

Introduction – July 22, 2019

This is what the corporate media has reduced too. The mainstream media no longer informs readers or questions authority. Instead, it effectively functions as the publicity department for the military-industrial complex.
In this case it is touting a new anti-drone system that purportedly downed an Iranian drone last week.

Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh looks at debris from a downed US drone in Tehran on June 21, 2019. Click to enlarge

The thing is the Iranians have denied that any of their drones was downed and on balance we would give them the benefit of the doubt. Because despite Trump’s insistence that an Iranian drone was downed, the U.S. has yet to provide any hard evidence to support this claim.
At least when they downed a U.S. Global Hawk recently the Iranians were able to display wreckage from the downed U.S. drone. The Pentagon has provided zilch to support its claim: no photos, no film, no wreckage, nothing.
Moreover, readers will note that the following makes no mention of Iranian denials that it lost a drone or the absence of any evidence to back U.S. claims. Making what follows little more than an empty sales pitch. Ed.

A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone

Andrew Liptak – The Verge July 21, 2019

Anti-drone system. Click to enlarge

On Thursday, a US Navy ship in the Persian Gulf reportedly used a new, anti-drone system to take down an Iranian drone that came within a thousand yards, according to Military.com.

In a statement, the Department of Defense confirmed that the USS Boxer was moving through the Strait of Hormuz when it was approached by a fixed-wing drone which “closed within a threatening range,” which prompted the ship’s crew to take “defensive action.” Iran has denied the allegation.

According to C4ISRNET, the Marines aboard the USS Boxer used a new system called a MRZR LMADIS — a Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System. The system is mounted on a Polaris MRZR vehicle, which has appeared in DoD photos of the ship. USNI News says that it’s the “first known kill by a new generation of electronic warfare and directed energy weapons” by the US

The system is comprised of two vehicles — one a “command node,” and the other a “sensor node.” The vehicles are outfitted with radar sensors, cameras, and radio frequency detectors and jammers. Once the crew is able to detect a threat, they use the jammer to disrupt the signals from the drone. While the system has been tested out on land by ground forces, Military.com reports that the Navy and Marines began testing the system on ships earlier this year.

The incident comes a month after the Iranian military shot down a US spy drone in the same region. The US military has begun to take the threats posed by drones more seriously in recent years as cheap commercial devices have made their way onto the market, and as foreign militaries invest more in the technology.

As USNI News points out, a jamming system is a cost-effective means of defense. A couple of years ago, a US ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to take down a $200 drone — an expensive proposition. In this instance, the USS Boxer had defensive missile systems in place, which it could have used to take down the UAV, or the 5-inch guns that are part of its Phalanx Close-in Weapons Systems. But those systems aren’t always effective: guns and missiles can miss. But directed-energy weapons are cheaper to operate and are a bit more effective, as this particular drone discovered

 

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5 responses to “A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone”

  1. By way of deception, Israel should be expected to flag some of their drones as Iranian drones for use in false flag operations to incite US military forces against Iran.

  2. Perhaps this article and claim would be better served, if the USA could prove they shot down a drone.

  3. Here is the complete title of the above article:
    A US Navy ship used a new drone-defense system to take down an Iranian drone – The first-known ‘kill’ by an energy weapon

    (taken from https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/21/20700670/us-marines-mrzr-lmadis-iran-drone-shoot-down-energy-weapon-uss-boxer)

    Here is the “adjusted” article:

    On Thursday, a US Terrorist Bomb-Boat in the Persian Gulf reportedly used a new, anti-duck system to take down an Iranian duck that came within a thousand yards, according to a bunch of certified liars and idiots at Military.com., who apparently, blindly believe what is told to them by higher-up shitheads in the world’s biggest terrorist organization.

    In one of their regular bullshit articles, the US Department of Terrorism alleged that the USS Hoxer was moving through the Strait of Hormuz when it was approached by a flexible-wing duck which “closed within a threatening range,” which prompted the ship’s crew to panic and take offensive action. Iran has denied the allegation.

    According to C4ISIS-NET, the errorists aboard the USS Hoxer used a new system called a ROFLMAO-MTRFKR — a Light Offense Overrated System Enabler (LOOSE). The system is mounted on a Dolores LGBTQ vehicle, which has appeared in DuD photos of the ship.

    USNGI News (US Navel Gazing Institute News) says that it’s the “first known kill by a new generation of electronic warfare and directed energy weapons” by the US.

    Apparently, The US Navel Gazers are unaware that serious Heavy-Duty Directed Energy Weapons were used to blow up houses, buses, cars and people in the town of Paradise California as well as Santa Rosa County, Bute County and elsewhere. The US fake government has most likely wiped out tens of thousands of Americans in California with DEW’s, yet the Liar-in-Chief says that Iran is the biggest terrorist nation in the world!!!

    How’s that for complete and utter hypocrisy and stupidity?!!! You tell me!

    “A couple of years ago, a US ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to take down a $200 drone — an expensive proposition.”

    Gee, I wonder who that might have been? Can you imagine what real warriors like Hezbollah would be able to do if only they had 1% of the money the pentagoons and israelis waste on “defense”?!
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  4. War is coming and Trump continues his pre-war antics and posturing. Yesterday he says he could win the Afghanistan war but he doesn’t want to kill 10 million people. Now he says he’s ok with Iran war. What is Trump really saying and doing?

    He psychologically prepping us for a war with massive causalities. He wants to look like a good guy, and he promised no war on his watch. So watch how Israel starts the war and drags us in. The ten million dead is reference to using nukes on Iran, it is ludicrous that 10 million would die in Afghanistan. So if only 100,000 die not so bad.

    Trump: ‘OK’ With a War Against Iran Now (antiwar.com)

    “While President Trump’s position on Iran tends to change with little notice, he backed away from his insistence that he doesn’t want war with Iran on Monday, saying now of the war “ir could go either way, and I’m OK either way it goes.”

    Trump added that it’s “getting harder for me to want to make a deal with Iran” in the first place, because he views them as “behaving very badly,” and are “the number one state of terror in the world.””

  5. Pfff drones are easy exploit and compromise. Give an experienced Ham operator $70 in parts from a Radio Shack and they could have ’em falling out of the sky like glitter at a gay pride parade.