According to sources familiar with the Pentagon, American boxers deployed electronic measures to dismantle drones that the United States claims are operated by the Iranian military. The Navy stated that the drone was destroyed in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after approaching the ship and ignoring repeated warnings. Iran denied the U.S. request and said it would consider all its drones-a U.S. ship may accidentally shoot down one of its own military drones. US Department of Defense officials who have not been granted the right to speak publicly say that when drones pass through narrow waterways near the Iranian coast, it is one of several threats to boxers. It is said that at least one Iranian helicopter and several speedboats approached the ship on Thursday morning. These actions prompted the boxer to send a helicopter, which then flew side by side with the Iranian aircraft to repel him. The source said that the ships eventually followed the radio warning to break contact, but the drones moved towards the boxer instead of turning. His arrival is considered a potential threat to the flight operations on the amphibious assault ship, which carries many helicopters, Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and a small number of fighter jets. There are also concerns that drones may pose a direct threat: In recent months, Iran-backed Houthi rebels have used drones to drop explosives at targets in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. According to Pentagon sources, the drone was unarmed in Thursday’s encounter.
The first US statement regarding the boxer incident did not contain any detailed information about the drone crash. On Friday, a Pentagon official clarified that the boxer was using electronic cell phone jammer measures to shut down the drone. The official did not provide detailed information so as not to disclose information about the ship’s capabilities. Washington-BAE Systems has received R&D funding from the US Army for the development of advanced radar jamming technology. This technology aims to improve the air survivability and mission efficiency of the US Army rotorcraft and UAV systems by detecting and overcoming complex and unknown threats in electronic warfare. According to the contract, the R&D team of BAE Systems FAST Labs will develop technologies that allow adaptive radio frequency jammers and detection functions to be integrated into the system. Although today’s electronic countermeasure systems are too large and bulky for most rotating wings and UAS platforms, BAE Systems technology combines multiple software programmable antennas into a digital phased array, which can be implemented At the same time, the functions can surpass the existing functions, and have the same size and reduce the weight and performance (SWaP) of the current system. This technology will enable these platforms to safely fly close to threatened and disputed areas while remaining protected.