90 Miles From Tyranny : U.S. Navy Intercepts MASSIVE Cache of Iranian Made Weapons In Arabian Sea

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

U.S. Navy Intercepts MASSIVE Cache of Iranian Made Weapons In Arabian Sea

On Feb. 9, 2020, USS Normandy (CG 60), while conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, boarded a dhow in accordance with international law and discovered a large cache of weapons.

The weapons seized include 150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), which are Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs. Other weapons components seized aboard the dhow were of Iranian design and manufacture and included three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, Iranian thermal imaging weapon scopes, and Iranian components for unmanned aerial and surface vessels, as well as other munitions and advanced weapons parts.

Many of these weapons systems are identical to the advanced weapons and weapon components seized by guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) in the Arabian Sea on Nov. 25, 2019. Those weapons were determined to be of Iranian origin and assessed to be destined for the Houthis in Yemen, which would be in violation of...

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Handy Handsome said...

Wait for democrats in 3...2...1... to blame Trump for trying to stop free trade in the Middle East.

Tooldandtired said...

One of the missile tubes has the word “missile” stenciled on it. In English. Iranians just trying to help US troops identify the contraband?