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According to reports in the Iraqi security force, an attempt on US forces near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq was prevented after two suicide drones were shot down. Near the international airport, US soldiers are stationed at an Iraqi military post.

The incident, which took place near a public airport, used two fixed-wing drones. Despite the fact that no one has claimed credit for the strike, authorities from the US-led military coalition have provided video of the drones’ wreckage.

According to Reuters, writings on the drone’s wings alluded to Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a drone strike near the airport authorized by then-US President Donald Trump.

The attempted attack occurred on the second anniversary of the US-ordered drone strike, which was commemorated with a candlelight vigil outside the airport, according to AFP.

To Prevent an Attack, the Us Army's C-ram Shot Down Suicide Drones

Although the specific nature of the drone strike is still unknown, an official from the coalition informed Reuters that the prospective suicide drones were shot down without incident by the base’s defense weapons. The defense system, according to The Drive, is the Centurion Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM), which was initially deployed in Iraq in 2010.

The C-RAM system, which weighs 58,000 pounds (26,308 kg), includes the Land-based Phalanx Weapon System, which includes the M61A1 20 mm Gatling Gun, which can acquire targets and fire up to 4,500 rounds per minute.

It is similar to its naval equivalent in that it is the last line of defense. The C-RAM system is equipped with a variety of sensors that allow it to seek, track, prioritize, and engage targets autonomously.

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According to the US Army’s Acquisition Support Center, the C-RAM system has so far intercepted over 375 targets without causing collateral damage, and the recently failed strike adds to that total.

A similar structure defended US forces from incoming missiles as they left the Hamid Karzai International Airport in August 2021 as part of their scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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