U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday
that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone. As per him, the drone came within 1,000 yards
of the U.S Navy ship and ignored “multiple calls to stand down”. Mr. Trump Speaking at the White House, said
the drone was “threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew” in the Strait of
Hormuz and was “immediately destroyed.” Trump added, “This is the latest of many provocative
and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters. The United States reserves the right to defend
our personnel, our facilities and interest and calls upon all nations to condemn Iran’s
attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce.” He called on other countries to condemn Iran’s
action and protect their own vessels. The Pentagon released a statement about this
revelation by Trump. Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon spokesman
wrote, “At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the
amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit
of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS)
approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the
UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew,”
As per reports, the drone was destroyed using Electronic Warfare (EW). Viewers may note that EW can be used to jam
electronic components such as sensors & communication equipment. Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad
Javad Zarif told: “we have no information about losing a drone.” This incident is another one in a series of
escalation point marking the U.S Iran relation in recent times. In this video, Defense Updates analyzes why
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three days of premium account time as a bonus. Tensions in the region escalated after the
U.S government under President Trump unilaterally withdrew from Iran nuclear deal and imposed
stringent sanctions against Iran. The deal offered Iran relief from sanctions
in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Trump administration is of the view that Iran
is misusing the deal. Recent months have seen multiple spikes in
hostilities which include U.S accusing Iran for a series of attacks on commercial ships
and Iran downing of American RQ-4A Global Hawk drone. As per reports, Khordad-3 surface-to-air missile
was used to bring down the drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Iranian officials claimed that the drone violated
their airspace, while U.S. representatives claimed that the drone was in international
airspace. After the downing of the Global Hawk, President
Trump called off a retaliatory strike on Iran at the very last moment citing the proposition
of too many casualties. Recently Britain said that 3 Iranian vessels
tried to block a British-owned tanker which was navigating the Strait of Hormuz but ultimately
backed off when confronted by Royal Navy’s warship HMS Montros. A British government spokesman said in a statement,
“HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage
and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away.” USS Boxer (LHD-4) is a Wasp-class amphibious
assault ship of the United States Navy. It was constructed at Ingalls Shipbuilding
in. Mississippi. Boxer was launched 13 August 1993 and commissioned
11 February 1995. The Wasp class is a class of Landing Helicopter
Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships operated by the United States Navy. Wasp-class is an upgrade of the Tarawa class
and is designed to operate more advanced aircraft and landing craft. A Wasp class vessel like USS Boxer is capable
of carrying an almost the full strength of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary
Unit (MEU) and landing them in hostile territory by landing craft or helicopters. USS Boxer has a displacement of around 40,000
tons & has a length of 844 ft or 257 m. Wasp’s two steam propulsion plants generate
a total of 400 tons of steam per hour. The propulsion system develops 70,000 shaft
horsepower (52 MW), powering the ship to speeds in excess of 22 knots or 41 km/h. It has many sensors, the main once are AN/SPS-49
2-D Air Search Radar, AN/SPS-48 3-D Air Search Radar and AN/SPS-67 Surface Search Radar. It has a crew of over 1,000 officers and sailors
and can embark around 2,200 Marines. Apart from smaller amphibious assault crafts,
it carries around 31 aircraft, including F-35Bs, AV-8B Harrier IIs, MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters,
AH-1Z Viper helicopters, and MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. USS Boxer also features an upgraded combat
system including upgrades to the MK 2 Ship Self Defense System, SPQ-9B horizon search
radar, and MK 57 NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, among other things. The main offensive punch will come from F
35Bs The F 35 Lightning ii is a single-seat, single-engine,
all-weather 5th generation stealth multirole fighters developed by Lockheed Martin of the
United States. The two important feature F 35 brings to the
table is stealth and sensor fusion. Stealth feature will enable it to penetrate
inside enemy territory and its integration capabilities make it a force multiplier. For example, it is compatible with the Naval
Integrated Fire Control Counterair network, or NIFC-CA. NIFC-CA is, in essence, a network architecture
that combines several different sensors, datelines, and munitions. NIFC-CA allows, F 35 to pass targeting data
to a warship armed with SM-6 missiles. SM 6 has a range of around 500 km or 310 miles
and can be used for precision strikes. When it comes to air to air combat, Iran has
nothing to match the F 35s. Its most capable fighter Mig 29 is a generation
older than F 35. It is not equipped radar that can detect F35s
at long ranges, neither it has missiles for Beyond Visual Range combat. But F 35s can be armed with AIM-120D The AIM-120D is the latest development of
the AMRAAM missile family designed and built by Raytheon. This includes a two-way data link, superior
navigation through GPS-enhanced Inertial Measurement Unit, much larger no escape zone and improved
high-angle off-boresight capability apart from an increase in range by 50%. AIM-120D’s range is thought to be more than
167 km or 105 miles. Mig 29s will find it very difficult to evade
this missile. The advent of drone both simple and sophisticated
once pose a challenge to traditional methods of engagement. The important point is that drones don’t have
pilots and hence they can be used much more aggressively as there is no fear of losing
human life. The U.S Navy has started to equip its warships
with a wide range of non-kinetic systems that are designed to counter drones. According to the Department of Defense, US
Marines units are trained to use maneuverable, ground-based jamming systems “that can detect,
identify and defeat drones with electronic attack,” . These systems can be employed from
land or from warship like the USS Boxer. The exact nature of the drone that has been
downed is not clear as of now, neither was the system that was used to bring it down. In a typical engagement, drones keep their
distance and don’t navigate to a threateningly close proximity. The description of the incident provided by
the U.S side indicates that the act was deliberate and an attempt to provoke. It this regard, Iran needs to check if it
is overplaying its hands or not.


  • The pos will not stop until they get their “retaliation “. The u.s. is very good in creating and spreading black propaganda. I hope their propaganda turns around to bite them. 😂 I’m sure they will reap what they have been sowing for a long time now.

  • Fake news. See how Pentagon describes the "incident". Trump talks only to his idiotic base who believe/support him under all circumstances; he doesn't care about the truth. You Americans have an evil government that has killed millions of innocent people around the world. If you feel any moral responsibility at all, you should try to get rid of the two party system and "special interests". This gives you a much better chance to stop the atrocities.

  • Yeah, maybe in dreams 😂
    They better try to find their lost marine in the sea. I hope he survive the sharks :))

  • I think We should Give UK older Version of These ships, Only because it can Only Help US If We had Another friendly force in the region.!! & We Wouldn’t Have 2Do it Alone.. Just My Opinion.. Plus Countries will be A LOT MORE HESITANT SEEING 2 Countries War ships an all the Destroyers & Heavy Cruisers tht Go With them.,

  • What boxer did they mean isn't it what is wore underwear !! It would be more credible for the usa propaganda to show the remains of the mythical ufo they shot !!
    See the truth

  • someday people will realize that this war between US and iran was just a ruse by the US to enable iran to invade saudi arabia just like the US handed the iranians iraq, syria and yemen which is a common goal for both the US iran and israel.

  • Link below prove Iranian drone wasn't shot down rather it has taken very sharp video of US boxer along with four war ships.

    If boxer has taken down Iranian drone then show some credible evidence as Iran showed the wrackage of RQ-4A Global Hawk.

  • “BULL SHIT AmeriKKKa – who believes the UNITED 🐍’s 🇺🇸/🇮🇱 LIES 🤥 and 1/2 Truths 🤥.”

  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA iran shows a video evidence of their drone not being shut down with clear recording of USS Boxer


  • Why they do not have any image? is it really Iranian drone? Iran said none of their drone was lost. Where is it? If it is within Iranian water, shooting is a violation of international law. Where is the details? How can we trust the news when they have a high level administrator; ex-CIA director who lies, cheats and steal. (He said that by himself)

  • Make a video about Iran 🇮🇷 captures British tanker please a slap in the face to the brits hahahahahha

  • زهی خیال باطل .
    بازهم رییس جمهورتون توهم زده که ؟!!!
    چی میکشه این بندخدا ؟؟ ساقیشو عوض کنین لااقل …

  • A Presumptuous Opinion: Why did the United States attack Vietnam (Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran)? Rothschild is disguised and camouflaged as the USA and other countries. This thing with Iran is all about Rothschild getting control of the Banking System in the last few countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran. It is not a coincidence that America is involved in the take over of the above countries. Rothschild has said “He who owns the banks rules the country.” I don’t know why any leader in their right mind would borrow money from Rothschild, when they all could just Print Money and make up Digital Money in their Banking Computer System. It wouldn’t change a thing. All Taxes go to Rothschild forwards a debt. After Rothschild gets control of all countries banking that’s when he will call for all his loans and take over the flat earth. And why don’t all the leaders tell Rothschild to get lost and get out of our countries. It is the fake Vietnam War all over again but with Iran. Why did the United States attack Vietnam? The claim by the Johnson White House was that an American ship was attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. This was later proven to be false, but at the time it was used as the pretext for American involvement in the conflict. Trump says he doesn’t want to make a fake War with Iran like the Vietnam War and the invasion War of Iraq. First Trump said Iran shot down an American drone. Now Trump is saying an American ship shot down an Iranian drone.Why did the United States attack Vietnam? The claim by the Johnson White House was that an American ship was attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. This was later proven to be false, but at the time it was used as the pretext for American involvement in the conflict.Read more Show less

  • 😂😂😂😂 bro video is available 3 hours of video of your ship I think you guys are drunk 😵

  • Making up numbers and codes to make you sound like you know what you're talking about is stupid nobody knows what you're talking about it has a bunch of helicopters and numerous other things that all you need

  • It was not Iranian drone, US navy shot down own Drone by mistake, go search for the videos which IRGC has published 😂

  • Trump lies propaganda Trump should step down he is lies propaganda he said saying lies to humanity in US And the world not fit to be a leader

  • Great vid, as always. The narration flows a lot better sticking to initialisms that get used. (I had to look up "initialism." Never knew it existed.)
    It always blows my mind that those wide-top ships don't just tip over.

  • My last visit to the US I went to tje Vietnam war memorial.
    My first and last impression was what a waste of life.
    This looks like it's heading the same way.

  • It would have been helpful if this video explained the USS Boxer’s ability to defend itself a bit better particularly against Iranian drone or combined small boat, cruise missile and drone attack.

    It is believed the Boxer has the Shipboard Self Defense System (SSDS) Mark 2, Mod 3A. This system gathers and fuses data from the Boxer’s radars AN/SPS-49, 48E, 67 and the highly capable AN-SPQ-9B radar, airborne sensors like the SH-60R Helicopter, the F-35B, E-2D, through the Cooperative Engagement System, and the SLQ-32V3 electronic warfare system into a single picture quick reaction automatic self-defense capability that controls its two RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile Launchers, two RIM-7 Evolved Sea Sparrow missile launchers, three 20 mm Phalanx Close in weapon system and four 25 MM Mk 38 chain guns. It also controls active electronic warfare sensors, countermeasures and decoys.

    Recent Boxer photos show Marine armored vehicles (LAV) parked on this flight deck armed with 25 mm chain guns pointed seaward. Additionally, on deck what seems to be a Marine Air Defense Integrated System, or MADIS truck. This system was developed specifically to counter enemy drones posing a threat to U.S. Marine units.

    No photos show any F-35B on the Boxer. There are older generation AV-8B jets on board, AH-1Z attack helicopters, and UH-1Y and SH-60R armed helicopters. All such assets could be tasked to defend the USS Boxer.

    The range given for the SM-6 missile as 310 miles seems grossly high. Most unclassified sources give the range to this very deadly missile at around 150 miles.

    Of course the USS Boxer also has highly capable escorts and integrated land/air capabilities that could be thrown in its defensive mix.

  • Iran says that none of their drones were shot down. Is it possible that this was an Israeli drone masquerading as an Iranian drone in one more Zionists false flag?

  • This analysis is willfully ignorant when it takes Trump administration statements at face value when they always lie so hello.

  • US has not proven that an Iranian drone been downed by US forces. But Iran has provided this video to show otherwise. We all love to join the big boys band wagon including this channel. I will let you all to decide, here is the link. Ask US to prove the incident, as they are far superior in technology, if they cant prove what is the point being world's only superpower, and a challenge to this channel too for copying and pasting news without substance

  • horse hocky.. never happened…. u must be getting rich off that game commercial god knows its on every vid … i wouldnt buy it based on that alone…

  • US is superior but this shit is not capable to strike Iran. call more 10 countries like u did the last time against iraq

  • America's vast gas reserves mean we can generate all the clean electricity we need for centuries. Worst case scenario, we all Drive Teslas. The Middle East is going to destroy itself, and anyone stupid enough to be involved with them.BTW, if all Us cars were electric, it would take less than 5% of us generating capacity to keep them charged.

  • There was no mention of what kind of Iranian drone was downed and no visual evidence (or otherwise) provided to prove the downing. At best they downed a $20,000 to $40,000 expendable Iranian drone. Not even an escalation.

  • It wasn't really the ship…it was the Marines on the ship with a new anti-drone weapons system that took done the drone…

  • Why are they giving out so much of the specs on our idiots need to stop giving our enemies so much information our men and women lives are in those ships.stop endangering them.

  • What a manly man man our President "Bone Spur" is. Trump is the greatest naval warrior ever. I feel safe. If the UK accepts Trump as its King and absolute ruler, Iran wouldn't dare.

  • Iran has the god power in the world ..this enough to destroy any enemy…iran will destroy all the oils…usa can't take vietnam hhhh so what about iran..

  • It has to do with defense updates, that's why I check first the name or title of publisher, switch to defense news.

  • I hope that the U.S does not keep her guard down. The information is very good. Speculation: Iran may be diverting America's attention while her real operations are being developed in the United States like a nuclear bomb in N.Y.C. The Bible in Ezequiel chap. 38 does mention Iran's role in war against Israel. So there is the possibility of her being a military and nuclear power to the West's consternation. Russia,Ethiopia,Libya,Turkey and probably other Islamic nations will try to invade and destroy Israel. Perhaps America will be knocked out of this confrontration….she might be crippled. Her military might might be no more. But fortunately Russia, Iran with her allies will be destroyed supernaturally by a powerful earthquake and Iran finally will be defeated . And they will know that the God of Israel(Jesus Christ for us)is the true God and Allah cannot function.

  • Everyone post the vid of the claim that an Iranian drone was shot down…where is the proof. Hard to believe anything that comes from the US. Prove it by doing what the Iranians did…they produced evidence. Just more banter…..

  • Yeah but did it… at least Iran showed us some unidentifiable trash after claiming they retrieved wreckage. And in 2012 they landed the whole thing safely. I’m skeptical about what we supposedly achieved.

  • The drone wouldn't acknowledge communication from the ship? Wait a minute, drones don't have pilots 😁😁😁😁 if it wouldn't talk back how do we know it was Iranian – might have been one of ours.😂😂😂😂😂

  • Please don't use full caps titles with examination mark. It lowers the quality of your decent videos and makes them look like click bait even when they are not. Just plz.

  • A drone what drone please United states you've got Hollywood Beverly Hills please show us the footage of destroying the drone like Iran did and publish It On The National Television on China news and on al-jazeera show us the footage and we will believe you. This news as fake as the fake moon-landing in the 1960s

  • I subscribed to Youtube Premium to avoid annoying commercials. Any content provider that underhandedly embeds commercials in their videos to circumvent this will always get a thumbs down from me.

  • The U.S. DID NOT down an Iranian drone. They claim to have but there's no wreckage or film of the incident. If they had downed the drone the U.S. would have retrieved the wreckage for intelligence analysts but there's nothing. For its part Iran says all of its drones have been accounted for. They accuse the U.S. of lying and in this instance I tend to believe them.

    The U.S. has a poor record when it comes to credible claims. Remember Saddam's WMD? Well this is beginning to look similar.

  • Did this really happen, trump's word is worth shit since he lies at least 6 times a day. Was it covered by non US media ?

  • Well Iran brought down one of our most stealthy advanced drones a couple of years ago using EW. It's good to know we can jam their $5,000 drone.

  • Brought their own drone down! That's why there won't be any pics of the drone. The Iranians showed pics of destroyed US drone – US shows……nothing. 🤣🤣

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