The Saudi-led coalition announced on August 30 that its forces had intercepted another suicided drone launched by the Houthis from Yemen.
“Joint Coalition Forces have intercepted and destroyed this afternoon (Sunday) a bomb-laden UAV launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the Southern Region,” Col. Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition said in an official statement.
Two days ago, the Saudi-led coalition shot down a Houthi drone over Yemen. Prior to that, a “ballistic missile” launched by the Houthis at the southern Saudi city of Najran was intercepted by the coalition.
The Houthis have not commented on any of these incidents, thus far. The group is apparently intensifying its drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.
The Yemeni group operates a variety of suicide drones, ballistic missiles, artillery rockets and cruise missiles. While the group claims that these weapons were domestically developed, evidence shows that many of them were in fact supplied by Iran.
The Saudi-led coalition gained a vast experience in dealing with Houthis’ drones and missiles during the last years. However, the growing offensive capabilities of the Houthis are still a serious threat to Saudi Arabia and its allies.
Welcome to the Israeli tech to the UAE and the Saudi Coalition, now the Houthis will face a true AD systems.
I remember Houthis promoting 2020 as the air defense year, and since they actually had a couple of achievements in this field, that seemed like a very plausible thing. Wonder what happened that they couldn’t deliver in this field.
As usual no single evidence. Saudi source isn’t trustworthy one. So my best guess is that those explosive drones hit theirs targets successfully.
They claimed that they shoot down the drone over the airport and the falling debris caused fire in the same airport.
The truth is that they probably hit and destroyed the drone with their airport!
They’ve bring those Wahhabis to frontline, but they have picked up wrong one to fight. Cowards are cowards always.