How the U.S. Navy will defeat Iran’s speedboats

Recent fast approaches by Iran highlight their swarm techniques.
By David Axe

Four times last week, speedboats belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – a sort of government-sanctioned Islamic militia – harassed four American vessels patrolling the Persian Gulf.

The incidents, while tense, ended bloodlessly. Still, they offered a glimpse into the kinds of methods Tehran could employ to potentially devastating effect during a shooting war.

Outgunned by the United States’ much larger and more sophisticated weaponry, Iran’s troops have, for decades, honed so-called “swarm tactics” that could reduce America’s technological advantage.

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Source: reuters.com

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