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In Video: Houthis Shot Down Saudi Combat Drone Over Ma’rib With ‘New Missile’

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In Video: Houthis Shot Down Saudi Combat Drone Over Ma’rib With ‘New Missile’

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

On February 12, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released a video documenting the shootdown of a CH-4 combat drone of the Saudi-led coalition.

The drone was downed  a day earlier while it was conducting a sortie over the district of Medghal in the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said that the drone was downed with a “new ground-to-air missile” while it was conducting “hostile acts” in Yemen’s airspace.

The CH-4, developed by China’s CASC, has a range of up to 5000 km plus a 40-hour endurance. The drone is equipped with an advanced electro-optical targeting system and can be armed with a variety of guided missiles and bombs.

In Video: Houthis Shot Down Saudi Combat Drone Over Ma’rib With ‘New Missile’

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The Houthis boosted their air-defense capabilities in the last few years. The group is known to be operating several air-defense systems, including air-to-air missiles which had been modified to be launched from ground.

In the last three days the Houthis stepped up their attacks on Saudi Arabia. On February 10, Abha International Airport was targeted. On February 11, an attack hit King Khalid Air base. On February 12, both sites were again targeted.

The Houthis carried out these attacks in response to the Saudi-led coalition’s operations in Yemen and the strict siege imposed on the country.

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Kenny Jones ™

Bad days for Chinese drones, or just operated by incompetent Gulf people

Emad Irani

Both not, only very good Air Defense Systems

Kenny Jones ™

SAM-358 again

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KSA should just wipe out Sana’a and finish the Shia terroristic threat from Yemen for good.

Lost Empire

The real terrorist state is nazist Juwestan

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You are a good example for Ashok, another clown is blocked.

Kenny Jones ™

What do you think they’ve been trying for 5 years now

Ashok Varma

He is a liar and a teenager who posts just to get attention and upvotes himself with several accounts. Just downvote these hasbara teenager urchins.

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I am not, and that is my only account. Now check out my reply to you, consider that my one and only warning.

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They have not, they’re just fighting useless wars in the desert. That is not how you win a war.

Ashok Varma

Mum’s out again hustling and you little chit of boy can not help seeking any attention :)

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I try to ignore your comments Ashok, but lately it has really been irritating me. So I’ll give you an option – reply to my comments with a useful content which I know you can write (in this case explain to me why they can not do it, I say they can and should do it to end the war). Or, I can take the easier way and just block you like I have done with dozens of the clowns on this site (that keep replying to my comments even after being blocked by me, go figure). The choice is yours Ashok.

Condor

Are you really that stupid?

Rhodium 10

They use an air to air R-73 IR missile which has been modified to surface to air missile…Houttis use a powerful thermal camera and radar to track Drones and jets…

Blas de Lezo

Doubt it, if it were so Hezbollah would already have it and Israeli aircraft would have been targeted already.

Just Me

The Ansarallah are manufacturing the latest version of Misagh 3 which is designed for slower and smaller aerial targets and has a range of 5-7 kms.

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Blas de Lezo

The SAM-358 missile Kenny Jones mentioned would be better suited for The Ansarallah.

Just Me

The Ansrallah are producing the Iranian version of SAM-358 known as Khordad 3 and is shooting down drones like flies from Lebanon to Yemen. The Chinese drones are very cheap, crude and slow and easy to down, however, the Khordad has downed much more advanced Zionist and US drones with ease. The Zionists are so scared that they have stopped drone flights over South Lebanon as 4 were shot down by Hezbollah mobile teams and data and cameras handed over to Iran.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTjXmhXrfd4

Just Me

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Iranian made SAM 358

Blas de Lezo
Frank

Frankly, the Saudi airforce is in mercenary hands and with money in short supply and Yemeni drones taking out airbases, the Saudis are in pretty dire straits. They are short of flyable aircraft and foreign pilots.

Just Me

The SAM 358 was first successfully used in Afghanistan last year when a US E-11 ELINT spy plane was brought down. Iran’s “358 SAM” is a revolutionary new anti-air weapon with a microturbojet missile. Such “hunters killers” make up lack of speed via persistence and light weight mobility.

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Ashok Varma

The whole CIA team was wiped out in that hit. Michael D’Andrea, CIA’s head for Iran, also known as the “the Prince of Darkness”, was killed.

At 8:30 AM (UTC) on January 27, 2020, a United States military spy aircraft crashed in flames over eastern Afghanistan. Soon after, several news agencies confirmed that a US aircraft had been shot down in Ghazni and subsequently reported that D’Andrea died in the crash after the U.S. Air Force Bombardier E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aircraft was shot down by the Taliban.Reports confirmed that D’Andrea’s body, along with top secret CIA documents, were taken by militants and handed over to Iran.

Frank

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Top news in Euro media, but not a peep out of US. Italian media broke the news first.

Just Me

The Saudi idiots have had a very bad week, their main airbase that hosts US and NATO masters at “King Khalid” has been hit twice by loitering munitions and they lost 3 F-15 parked out in corrugated hangers and a C-130 was damaged as well. There is complete media blackout in loser Wahhabi pimpdom and anyone found taking videos is beheaded. However, reports are leaking out of the damage caused and the inoperability of Saudi puppet airfoce which is missing in action as most of the planes are grounded. There have been no attacks on even Yemeni women and children for over a month now as the Saudi mercenary pilots are too scared to fly against the Yemeni version of Khordad 3 and other quad shorter range mobile manpads mounted on pickups..

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Blas de Lezo

Wahhabi Arabia couldn’t win a war even if they received weapons from the Galactic Federation.

Just Me

Like Donald Trump said, the “Saudi military could not fight their way out of a paper bag”.

Frank

Frankly, the Saudi fools are fucked every which way!

angrycitizen

Now if only they could sell that to the Syrians!

Ashok Varma

Now China is minting money selling the Saudis third rate drones that are falling out of the skies of Yemen.

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