Moscow, July 18 – AIF-Moscow.
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said that the US Navy ship on Thursday shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz in self-defense, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, around 10 am local time, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was in international waters, carrying out a planned transition through the Strait of Hormuz.
“The fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle approached the Boxer and was at an alarming distance. The ship took measures to protect against UAVs to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew, ”the agency said in a statement.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that the US Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone, who was 900 meters away.
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