Iranian Vessel Points Weapon at U.S. Navy Helicopter in Strait of Hormuz

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - An Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as "unsafe and unprofessional." The incident is the latest in a series of similar actions by Iranian vessels this year, … [Read more...]

How Can The U.S. Navy Defeat Swarm Attacks?

By David Axe (Reuters) Four times last week, speedboats belonging to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – a sort of government-sanctioned Islamic militia – harassed four American vessels patrolling the Persian Gulf. The incidents, while tense, ended bloodlessly. Still, they offered a glimpse into the kinds of methods Tehran could employ to potentially devastating … [Read more...]

Watch: Iranian High-Speed-Attack-Boats Swarm US Destroyer

Four Iranian boats “harassed” a US Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, ignoring orders to back off, gCaptain reported yesterday. A defense official said Iranian Revolutionary Guard high-speed vessels swarmed missile destroyer USS Nitze on Wednesday at a high rate of speed—an "unsafe and unprofessional” move with two coming within 300 meters of the US warship. AP reports … [Read more...]

Iranian Speedboats Intercept/Harass American Guided Missile Destroyer

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Says Video Shows Iranian Navy Firing Rockets Near Warships in Strait of Hormuz

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy released black-and-white video on Saturday it said was taken by an American helicopter showing an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel firing unguided rockets on Dec. 26 near warships including the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran on Dec. 31 denied that its Revolutionary Guards … [Read more...]