Release
Immediate Release

Statement From Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman on USS Boxer

July 18, 2019

Statement from Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman on USS Boxer:

At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew.