It is believed that a "drone killer" SUV tied to the USS Boxer deck was behind the attack of shooting down Unmanned aerial vehicles in the Iranian military's drones.
This off-road vehicle uses high sensitivity radar to detect small incoming targets, and then deploys signal blocking technology to cut off the connection between the drone and its control tower, shooting it down into the sky.
If the signal jammers fails, off-road vehicle radar technology can be used to aim conventional missiles at the same target to eliminate them.
On July 17, when the Boxer was heading for the Strait of Hormuz, the photos taken showed the system on the Flight deck, officially known as the light integrated air defense system.
The system consists of two parts: RADA RPS-42 radar system and CM202A sensor turret with infrared camera.
This radar can detect targets with an altitude range of 30 to 30000 feet, from small commercial drones to bombers and passenger aircraft.
These cameras can track high-speed moving objects and then be used to check radar signals.
The Modi signal jammer then aimed high-power electromagnetic signals at the target, disrupting the radio signal between the target and its control tower, causing the target to crash.
President Trump said Thursday that the boxer was behind the attack, which shot down a "provocative and hostile" Unmanned aerial vehicles in the Iranian military over the Strait of Hormuz.
The Pentagon later stated that the attack was carried out through electronic warfare.
Iran denies that its drone was shot down and suggests that the United States may have accidentally shot down one of its own drones.
The Helmut Strait is a strategic bottleneck, passing through one fifth of the world's daily oil supply, partially located in Iranian waters.
The Iranian military recently shot down a US drone allegedly flying in Iranian airspace, which fired a ground to air missile.
President Trump cancelled the planned airstrike at the last moment and later stated that if retaliation were taken, approximately 150 people on the ground would have died.
According to Reuters this week, Iran and its allies are increasingly using drones to monitor and attack the entire Middle East region, which has sounded an alarm in Washington.
The United States believes that militia groups associated with Iran in Iraq have recently strengthened surveillance of the country's US military and bases using commercial drones.
This disclosure comes at a time when tensions with Iran have intensified, highlighting the multiple ways in which Tehran and its supported forces are increasingly relying on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Yemen, Syria, the Strait of Hormuz and Iraq.
According to a US official who asked not to be named, in addition to surveillance, Unmanned aerial vehicles in the Iranian military can also throw ammunition and even carry out "kamikaze flight".
The US official said that Iran now flies two or three drones over the Gulf waters every day, which makes them the core part of Tehran's efforts to monitor the Strait of Hormuz.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of carrying out attacks on six oil tankers near the strait in the past two months, which Tehran has denied.
We have seen an increase in drone activity near our bases and facilities in Iraq