(Israel National News) The United States has deployed a fleet of robot subs in the Gulf to prevent Iran from blocking the strategic Strait of Hormuz with mines in the event of a crisis, officials said Thursday.
A Navy official told AFP that the "SeaFox" drone "has been deployed in the Fifth fleet AOR," which includes the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea.
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The undersea drone is about four feet long and equipped with a camera and sonar. It is guided by a cable from a ship.
AFP reported that German manufacturer Atlas Electronik says the drone has a range of about 3,200 feet and carries an explosive to destroy mines.