Arabian Sea: Cruiser USS Normandy seizes Iranian weapons headed for Yemen

Arabian Sea: Cruiser USS Normandy seizes Iranian weapons headed for Yemen
Infrared video of boat from USS Normandy (CG-60) approaching a dhow carrying Iranian weapons to Tehran's Houthi clients in Yemen. Feb 2020. USS Normandy video

[Ed. – The mullahs apparently aren’t feeling enough of a pinch.  The good news: we’re interdicting the weapons flow instead of leaving it wide open for five years as Trump’s predecessor did.]

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60) seized a cache of Iranian-made anti-tank missiles and other munitions aboard a dhow in the Arabian Sea over the weekend.

Normandy stopped the dhow while conducting maritime security operations over the weekend, in accordance with international law, according to a statement released Thursday by U.S. Central Command.

The seized weapons include:

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    150 Dehlavieh anti-tank missiles, which are Iranian-made version of the Russian Kornet anti-tank missiles

  • Three Iranian-made surface-to-air missiles

  • Thermal imaging weapon scopes

  • Components for manned and unmanned aerial and surface vessels

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