Iran boosts navy with missiles, drones as US offers guards for Gulf ships

Iran has equipped its Revolutionary Guards’ Navy with various types of drones and several hundred cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 300 to 1,000 km 1,000-km, as the U.S. offers to put guards on commercial ships going through the Gulf’s Strait of Hormuz.

Noteworthy, the cruise missiles can attack several targets simultaneously and the commands can be altered after take-off.

Earlier this week, Washington said it could soon offer to put armed sailors and Marines on commercial ships in the region following Iran’s seizure and harassment of vessels.

Further, US would also be sending additional F-35 and F-16 fighter jets, along with a warship to the Middle East, to monitor waterways.