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US Warship Uses New ‘Jamming’ Technology in Recent Drone Takedown

Last week, the U.S. reportedly gunned down an Iranian drone using new maritime anti-drone technology. The drone close to American…

By Ronald Snow , in Drones & Helicopters News , at July 22, 2019 8:39 AM EDT Tags: , , ,

Last week, the U.S. reportedly gunned down an Iranian drone using new maritime anti-drone technology. The drone close to American warship the U.S. Boxer in the Strait of Hormuz was brought down employing new technology that was added to naval defenses.

It was the latest step by the U.S. Army to deploy more temporary measures against Iran, allegedly happening after the drone came inside 1,000 yards of the warship and ignoring several calls to stand down. Nevertheless, Iran rejects the claims and says all of its drones are accounted for.

The brand new anti-drone technology, called Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS), was designed in response to growing threats to U.S. Marines around the world. It works by utilizing jammers to dam the drone’s intelligence, forcing it to crash.

It’s thought MADIS is also able to capture at drones; however, there isn’t any proof that this happened.

In June, the U.S. started an offensive cyberattack on Iran to disable the computers used to regulate rocket and missile launches. Then in July, IRGC Commander Hossein Salami revealed a tactical battlefield communications model designed to resist electronic warfare compromises and keep the army’s command and control support.

Last week’s drone takedown is the most recent in a series of incidents between the two countries. In June, Iran allegedly gunned down a United States military drone, escalating tensions.

Jamming, spoofing and “quaint shooting” are all a part of the range of capabilities modern warfare incorporates, says Ian Thornton Trump, security head at AmTrust Europe.