U.S. Navy Sails First Drone Boat Through Strait of Hormuz, Angering Iran

U.S. Navy Sails First Drone Boat Through Strait of Hormuz, Angering Iran

THE SIGNAL

In April, the U.S. Navy sailed its first drone boat through the Middle East’s strategic Strait of Hormuz. This crucial waterway not only supports the passing of roughly one-fifth of the world’s oil supply, but also serves as a major point of contention between Iranian forces and American sailors. The strait connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and often sees a variety of international merchant tankers and other vessels pass through. Iran has historically used its positioning clo …

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