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Ansar Allah Claimed Drone Attack On Saudi Airports, Air Base

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The pro-Houthis Yemen Air Force announced on October 24 that it had targeted two airports and an air base in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said Qasef-2K suicide drones targeted the airports of Jizan and Abha as well as King Khalid Air Base. The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful.

“The attack comes as a response to the crimes of the aggressor [the Saudi-led coalition] and its continues siege,” the spokesman said.

The Qasef-2k is a locally-made version of the Iranian Ababil-2. The suicide drone is armed with a heavy high-explosive fragmentation, HE-FRAG, warhead that explodes 20 meters above the target.

Ansar Allah Claimed Drone Attack On Saudi Airports, Air Base

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In the last 24 hours, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had intercepted three drones of the Houthis. Two were intercepted in the morning and afternoon of October 23 and one in the noon of October 24. Thee coalition released footage proving the interception of one drone only.

The new attack confirms that the Houthis are still capable of launching large, coordinated attacks on targets within Saudi Arabia. The actual results of the attack will likely be revealed soon.

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Garga

Absolutely, Saudis destroyed Yemeni drones with their airport faces.
%100 success rate each and every time!

Do you notice even here in the SF, Harop is called “loitering munition” but Qasef K2 is “suicide” drone?
Words carry weights and certain implications…

SnowCatzor

I think the difference is that a “loitering munition” has sensors on it to detect enemy targets before it crashes into them, whereas a “suicide drone” just has a predetermined target that it flies into. So basically a suicide drone is a slow, hard to detect, missile that can also take-off and land under it’s own power.

Personally I think the loitering munition concept is a grotesque waste of money, but it seems to suit a niche against numerous low(er) tech opponents. Competent adversaries would just smoke either of them out of the sky however.

cechas vodobenikov

the Armenians should have studied with the Houthis

Assad must stay

Great work houthis!

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