Eyes on Iran as US Navy plans new Middle East sea drone force with allies

Feb 22, 2022 | INVESTING

The US Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet announced the launch of a new joint fleet of unmanned drones with allied nations to patrol vast swathes of the region’s volatile waters as tensions simmer with Iran.Vice-Admiral Brad Cooper, who leads the 5th Fleet, told Associated Press that 100 unmanned drones, both sailing and submersible, would dramatically multiply the surveillance capacities of the US Navy, allowing it to keep a close eye on waters critical to the flow of the global oil and shipping…

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