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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Pentagon Confirms Taking Defensive Action against Drone in Strait of Hormuz

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:22 GMT

The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday July 18th President Donald Trump's remarks that the USS Boxer took defensive action against a drone after it came within a "threatening range" in the Strait of Hormuz, Reuters reported.

"A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement, which did not say to whom the drone belonged, however, Trump said in his statement the drone belongs to Iran.

Hoffman said the incident took place about 10 a.m. local time as the Boxer was transiting into the Strait of Hormuz.

"The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew," he added.

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