The US 5th Fleet recently initiated the deployment of multidomain drones in the Arabian Peninsula, a strategic move to bolster maritime security and deter unlawful activities in the region.

These drones, which encompass a range of technologies, are set to play a pivotal role in monitoring the Iranian Navy and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) activities, particularly concerning the unlawful seizure of internationally-flagged merchant ships in the region.

This comprehensive operation involves the collaboration of seven 5th Fleet Task Force, which have jointly launched 12 drone systems. These drones, categorized into unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), underwater vehicles (UUVs), and surface vehicles (USVs), have been integrated into the fleet operations.

Captain Joe Baggett, the 5th Fleet Maritime Operations Director, noted,