US CENTCOM: Iran drone threat in Iraq


At a briefing on Monday with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, he discussed the increasing drone threat.

“We are seeing pressure from Iranian-affiliated militant groups that want to push us out of Iraq, and the latest manifestation of that has been the use of small unmanned aerial systems, or drones,” McKenzie said.

The top US general in the Middle East has frequently warned about drone threats, including those by terrorists using small quadcopters. ISIS used drones.
The Iranian drone threat is more sophisticated. It includes kamikaze drones that are as large as a person, carry a warhead and use precise coordinates to carry out attacks. Because they have a preplanned route, they are hard to jam and can be hard to shoot down.

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Source: The Jerusalem Post