Yesterday the Marine Corps’ Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) took down a hostile Iranian drone that threatened a U.S. warship in the Strait of Hormuz.

The hostile small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Boxer amphibious ship, threatening the safety of the vessel and the crew on board. The drone was immediately mitigated using the electronic warfare system that is integrated into the LMADIS.

Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokeperson commented that, “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.”

The LMADIS is a revolutionary anti drone system that detects, locates, tracks, identifies and defeats sUAS on the move. It incorporates four all-threat tactical air surveillance radars for hemispheric coverage, AVT’s CM202U gyro-stabilized CUAS optic and an electronic warfare system, providing a complete ‘soft-kill’ solution to combat hostile sUAS. The components are integrated into CUAS Suite to provide seamless command and control of the entire sUAS kill chain.

As tension between the U.S. and Iran continues to rise, hostile sUAS are increasingly threatening civilians, assets and national interests of the U.S. and allied nations. To find out more about the event, click here.

To listen to Donald Trump’s comments on the event, click here.