An F-16 fighter jet belonging to UAE is reportedly missing while taking part in operations against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen.
The General Command of the Armed Forces today announced the loss of a fighter aircraft while participating in the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen, WAM, Emirates news agency reported Monday.
Two Emirati pilots were killed when their fighter jet crashed during a mission against Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition was quoted as saying by BBC today.
A coalition statement said the plane had suffered a technical failure.
The UAE has signed a €316 million ($346 million) contract to purchase eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned aerial vehicles
Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) and Drydocks World signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday to create an industrial entity to strengthen maritime projects in the UAE and across the GCC. The MoU aims to enhance knowledge transfer and capabilities exchange between the two companies and is the basis for future cooperation agreements
Northrop Grumman which lost out to Saab for supplying a US$ 1.27 billion early warning aircraft to the UAE, is diverting its attention to potential sales prospects in India and several other countries
Saudi Arabia has shot down 11 Scud missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels from across the Yemen border after fighting intensified since the collapse of a US-backed ceasefire last week. Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles that have been fired sporadically from Yemen during the course of the war, Gulfnews reported Friday
The US Navy has seized a weapon shipment including 1,500 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 200 rocket propelled grenade launchers and 21 .50-caliber machine guns likely bound to Yemen in the Arabian Sea from Iran
Two Emirati pilots have reportedly died in a crash on Monday after the fighter aircraft went down due to “technical issues” in Yemen, Saudi state television reported. The announcement comes after the state-run WAM news agency of the United Arab Emirates announced the “loss of F-16 fighter aircraft”, which was taking part in operations against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen on Monday
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