The U.S. said Thursday it seized a cache of suspected Iranian-origin anti-tank weapons and other munitions in the Arabian Sea.
The USS Normandy intercepted and boarded a dhow, a traditional sail boat used in the region, when it discovered the sizable cache, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
The weapons include 150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles, which are similar to Russia’s Kornet anti-tank missiles, as well as three Iranian-designed and manufactured surface-to-air missiles, thermal weapons scopes and drone components. Various weapon parts and munitions were also seized
The command said the weapons are “identical” to a haul seized by the USS Forrest Sherman in November that it later claimed were bound for Yemen’s Houthi rebels.