Marine Corps electronic warfare (EW) vehicle acts as drone jammer to down Iranian UAV in Persian Gulf

July 19, 2019
Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System on deck of USS boxer credited for downing Iranian drone while ship passed through Strait of Hormuz.

WASHINGTON – An electronic warfare (EW) light vehicle chained to the deck of the USS Boxer is believed to be behind the attack that brought down an Iranian drone. The Daily Mail reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

19 July 2019 -- The drone jammer light tactical vehicle uses sensitive radar to detect small incoming targets and then deploys signal-blocking technology to sever the link between the drone and its controller, causing it to fall from the sky.

If the signal-jammer fails, then the buggy's radar technology can direct conventional missiles towards the same target to finish it off. The radar can detect targets ranging from small commercially available drones up to bombers and passenger jets, at heights ranging from 30 to 30,000 feet.

The Strait of Hormuz is a strategic bottleneck through which a fifth of the world's daily oil supply passes, and which sits partially in Iranian waters. Marine Corps forces are stationed aboard the USS Boxer.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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