Iran vs. Royal Navy: British Naval Destroyer Deploys to Persian Gulf

What happens next? 

by David Axe | The National Interest

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf,  temporarily doubling the number of British warships in the Persian Gulf following repeated Iranian attacks on British ships.

The brief increase in British warships in the region, from one to two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an emergency.… read the full article

Iran Loves This: The Royal Navy Doesn’t Have Enough Ships to Patrol Persian Gulf

Why not? 

by David Axe | The National Interest

The Royal Navy plans briefly to double its number of warships in the Persian Gulf following an attempted attack by Iranian forces on a British oil tanker on July 20, 2019.

But the temporary increase in British warships in the region, from one to two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an emergency.… read the full article

Russia Is Jamming the Air Force’s F-35s and F-22s near Iran

Why is Moscow helping Tehran?

by David Axe | The National Interest

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations and Israeli Airports Authority in late June 2019 announced that many flights lost the GPS satellite signal while flying into or out of Ben Gurion International in Israel, Breaking Defense reported.read the full article

Drone shootdown highlights history of U.S. incursions into Iran’s airspace

By Sean D. Naylor, National Security Correspondent | Yahoo News

Yahoo News photo Illustration; photos: AP, Getty Images

WASHINGTON ⁠— The U.S. military drone Iran shot down near the Persian Gulf on June 20 likely didn’t stray into Iranian airspace, as the Iranians claimed it had, according to several former senior officials.… read the full article

RIP, F-22: Could U.S. Stealth Fighters Get Crushed By a China-Iran Alliance?

A looming concern.

by War Is Boring | The National Interest

The majority of “Iranian-developed” air-defense systems of Chinese origin are based on various Chinese or Russian designs.

The rapid development of Iranian air defenses over the last few years raises some big questions.… read the full article