UNITED STATES: ‘ Self-Guided and Unmanned Swarm Boats Ready to Join Navy ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Norfolk) – Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they’re protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the Navy’s fleet within a year, defence officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen.

The Arlington-based Office of Naval Research demonstrated the autonomous swarm boat technology over two weeks in August on the James River near Fort Eustis in Virginia – not far from one of the Navy’s largest fleet concentration areas.

It said the Navy simulated a transit through a strait, just like the routine passage of U.S. warships through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

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` Iran and Pakistan Navy’s have agreed to conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Strait of Hormuz ‘

#AceWorldNews – TEHRAN – April 06 – Iran and Pakistan’s navies have made plans to conduct joint naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, according to Iran’s state news agency.

The drills will include a warship and a submarine, according to IRNA. “The most important activity of the Pakistani fleet during its stay in Bandar Abbas is to launch joint maneuvers with selected units of Iran’s Navy in eastern waters of the Hormuz Strait,” Iranian Rear Admiral Shahram Irani told the agency.

IRNA added that the drills were being launched with the intention of bolstering military cooperation between the two nations.

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