Iran News: Iranian drones SPYING on US ships as Middle East …

He added the weapons also provide layered support.

The issue he explained, was when it came to trying to track smaller drones and trying to determine if they are armed or not.

While Mr Killman said the Iwo Jima has the “capability” to defend itself in the event of drone and patrol boat attacks, he said they are facing a “capacity issue”.

Due to a shortage of support ships operating in the area, it makes the possibility of defending themselves from drone attacks much more challenging.

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