Saturday, June 22, 2019
Still more extracts from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter.
EVEN THE YEMENI HOUTHI GOT SAM? Surface to air missile of some capability beyond norm? AMERICAN UAV BEWARE!
"Yemeni Houthi rebels shoot down US drone"
"Houthi rebels in Yemen have released video footage and photos of what they claim is an American MQ-9 Reaper being shot down and crashing in Yemen.US said that the Reaper had been downed in the Red Sea likely by a missile fired by Houthi rebels. According to an earlier report of another incident, Iranian Revolutionary Guards aimed and anti-air missile against an American UAV tracking them in the vicinity of the oil tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman."
Here with an instance of a high-fling American drone shot out of the sky by a surface-air-missile [SAM].
Drones of the Reaper variety normally out-of-range for a MANPAD type SAM. Man Portable Air Defense.
The Houthi have SAM. The Houthi have ballistic missiles. The Houthi have attack drones. What is there the Houthi do not have?