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Air Force F-15 fighter jets are patrolling the Persian Gulf with cluster bombs to counter Iran's gunboat swarms

F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron "are flying air operations in support of maritime surface warfare," the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing revealed this week, explaining that "their role is to conduct combat air patrol missions over the Arabian Gulf and provide aerial escorts of naval vessels as they traverse the Strait of Hormuz"