What does Iran's use of drones against ships mean for the future?

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What does Iran's use of drones against ships mean for the future?
If Iran has reached a new level of precision drone strikes and is using them against shipping in deadly attacks, this is a major milestone.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
JULY 31, 2021

Tensions are mounting between Israel and Iran after a ship was attacked off the coast of Oman on Friday, with details revealing that drones were used to spread death and destruction as two were killed in the attack. The New York Times quoted two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, saying: “The attack appeared to have been carried out by several unmanned Iranian drones that crashed into living quarters underneath the ship’s command center, or bridge.” This appears to be a serious and complex attack that is not only a major escalation, but a new use of Iran drone technology.

Iran has been increasing its drone capabilities in recent years; it has a large number of militarized drones such as the Shahed, Mohajer and Ababil lines. Tehran also recently showcased a new drone named after Gaza. It claims that its drones have long ranges, stretching over 1,600 km., and that some can carry missiles while others can be preprogrammed to carry out precision attacks by slamming into targets.

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