U.S. Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache In Arabian Sea

U.S. Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache In Arabian Sea

The U.S. Navy says it seized a massive cache of illicit Russian and Chinese weapons from a stateless vessel sailing in international waters of the northern Arabian Sea.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • The U.S. Navy says it seized a massive cache of illicit Russian and Chinese weapons from a stateless vessel sailing in international waters of the northern Arabian Sea.
  • The U.S. Fifth Fleet, based in Bahrain, said the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey intercepted the boat and discovered the cargo during a routine boarding in a two-day operation.
  • The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades launchers.
  • The arms are in U.S. custody, and their source and intended destination are under investigation.
  • It was the latest such interdiction by American sailors amid the long-running war in Yemen. The Navy did not identify where it believed the shipment originated.

Read the original story here.

Comments

Sign in or become a tippinsights member to join the conversation.
Just enter your email below to get a log in link.