The Fifth Fleet of the U.S. Navy has started using drones and underwater equipment actively to monitor the situation in the Persian Gulf, first and foremost to destroy mines, says the navy’s press service.

This week, the Kingfish submarine equipped with sonars on both sides was used to search for and discover objects. In July, equipment used to destroy mine blockages was brought to the Persian Gulf. This will prevent Iran from blocking the strategic Strait of Ormuz.

Up to 40 percent of oil produced in the world is transported through the strait.


Source: Voice of Russia