US General: US Must Find More Ways To Counter Iranian Drones In Middle East


Iranian drones have become a headache for the US military in the Middle East, so the US must find more ways to counter them. The head of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), Marine Corps General Kenneth Frank Mackenzie, reported this to the media, Israeli online newspaper The Times of Israel writes.


Mackenzie spent one day in Iraq on May 20, 2021, and traveled to Syria on May 21, where he met with American and partner commanders and forces at four different bases. But the journalists accompanying him, for security reasons, were allowed to tell about it only after he left the region.

The general noted that the search for the best methods of combating Iran's UAVs should be made a top priority. He stressed that the danger will only increase, since the pro-Iranian forces in the vast region will soon have significantly more drones.

These UAVs are small, cheap, reliable, difficult to detect and difficult to disarm. In mid-April, one of these drones, loaded with explosives, damaged a US base in Iraq.

We work very hard to find technical solutions that would allow us to more effectively counter drones

- he said.

Now experts are looking for an opportunity to break the control and control links between the drone and its operator, improve the radar for better identification of threats, and also develop effective electronic and kinetic methods to eliminate them.

However, I don't think we're where we want to

- he added.

Mackenzie is optimistic that the US will maintain a military presence in Iraq. At the same time, the pro-Iranian forces in Iraq look disappointed. They assumed that after the elimination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, the Americans would be expelled from the country.

They (the militias - ed.) Believe that they can carry out low-intensity attacks that will not cause a serious reaction, but will create enough problems and eventually force us to leave. I think this is a dangerous situation

- he specified.

He noted that the US-led coalition has yet to work in Iraq to help the Iraqis defeat ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), which maintains a certain presence in western and northern Iraq. In summary, he praised the Iraqis for effectively fighting ISIS.
  • Photos used: US Department of Defense
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 23 May 2021 17: 44
    +1
    FPV modellers from all countries are happy to use the Chinese overhead plane with Ali with a pushing Sky Walker, a span of 1,95 m. You can definitely load 500 grams. 200 km on Ionki will be mastered completely, landing by GPS on a point, auto takeoff, taxiing and turning on 2,4 Giga control and 5,8 Gig telemetry is not necessary at all ... fellow
  2. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 23 May 2021 18: 01
    0
    Thanks to America itself for helping Iran build these UAVs.
  3. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 23 May 2021 22: 18
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    The American general should learn from the Israeli experience of fighting Iranian drones. A fresh example - on May 18, Israelis shoot down an Iranian drone as it enters Israeli airspace, on May 20, Bibi demonstrates the wreckage of a drone to the German foreign minister who arrived in Israel in front of cameras, and on May 22, a plant in Isfahan province that produces a UAV explodes. Learn, guys, how to work !!! good
    1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
      Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 24 May 2021 06: 21
      -3
      Storyteller.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 24 May 2021 16: 29
        -1
        Truth and nothing but the truth. (C) And for you this is very sad ... yes