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In Video: Houthis Shot Down US-Made Drone Near Border With Saudi Arabia

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In Video: Houthis Shot Down US-Made Drone Near Border With Saudi Arabia

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

On October 7, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had shot down a US-made AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma drone over the border with Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that the drone was shot down with a “suitable weapon” without elaborating.

The RQ-20 Puma is a hand-launched drone that was designed for surveillance and intelligence missions. The basic version of the drone has an endurance of two hours and a range of 15 km. A single unit costs around $250,000.

The drone is not known to be in service with the Saudi military. Nevertheless, last year a drone of the same type with the insignia of the Royal Saudi Air Force was shot down by the Houthis, also over the border with Jizan.

This was the second drone to be shot down by the Houthis this week. On October 6, the Yemeni group downed a Chinese-made CASC Rainbow CH-4 combat drone of the Saudi-led coalition over the central Yemeni province of Ma’rib with an unidentified ground-to-air missile.

In the last few years the Houthis improved their air-defense capabilities, reportedly with help from Iran. Today, the Saudi-led coalition and US drones can’t operate over Yemen with complete freedom as they used to do.

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Jnoub

America and their technology are having a bad day, first the vessel and now this

Chess Master

Sup with the vessel?

block

Typical overpriced american garbage.

farbat

looks like rubble to me basically a bunch of trash i cant see any internals well enough very unfortunate atleast they showed us the electro optical sensoric its power isnt interesting to me to tell you the truth but still always very nice to see what is in such an american drone they have atleast serious stuff these americans compared to these laughable zionists

Last edited 20 days ago by farbat
farbat

i kind of feel embarassed right now for america since i figured that its system would probably cost 20k in dollars to produce in iran for civilians the military probably spits these small drones out they are so easy for those guys to build

Last edited 20 days ago by farbat
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