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New Marine Corps weapon that just destroyed an Iranian drone revealed

•, By Milo Boyd

A new anti-drone system that fires from hardy 4x4 vehicles has been revealed after taking down an Iranian drone.

The Marine Corps' Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System, or LMADIS for short, jammed and brought down the unmanned aircraft.

The American authorities claim the drone flew within 1,000 yards of a US navy warship on the Strait of Hormuz.

LMADIS used a radar and cameras to scan the sky in a bid to detect drones and then distinguish between friendly and hostile systems.

Once a threat is located radio frequencies jam the drone.

The new tech was brought to Middle East by the California-based 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The 2,200 Marine strong group are currently on a six-month sea deployment, Business Insider reports.

President Donald Trump said the drone was brought down after several calls were made for it to stand down.