Air defence systems of Yemeni Houthis have reportedly destroyed a US-made MQ-9 drone belonging to Saudi Arabia and its allies, in Dhamar province, Yemen, on Tuesday night.
Houthi spokesman Yahia Sarie said the MQ-9 type drone was shot down with a locally developed missile which will be introduced to the public “soon,” according to Al Masirah TV.
"The Saudi-led Arab coalition should think a thousand times before invading Yemen’s airspace. We can prevent alien aircraft from appearing in the skies over Yemen," the spokesman added.
“We are aware of reporting that a US MQ-9 was shot down over Yemen. We do not have any further information to provide at this time,” the US military’s Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday.
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance and high-altitude surveillance. The Reaper has a 950-shaft-horsepower (712 kW) turboprop engine. It allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordnance payload and cruise at about three times the speed of the MQ-1 Predator drone.The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS), including weapons employment.
Several dozen soldiers are reported killed or injured when Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi-supported government parade, in Yemens Aden city today. “A missile attack hit a military parade at an army camp west of the city controlled by a Saudi-backed government,” a security official was quoted as saying by Daily Sabah
Saudi Coalition forces intercepted and brought down an armed drone flown by Yemens Houti forces in the direction of Saudi Arabia last night. The spokesman of the coalition forces, Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that at 10:20 pm on Wednesday, the Coalition Air Forces managed to intercept and down a drone in Yemeni airspace after it was launched by the Houthi terrorist militia from the north of Sana'a towards the Kingdom
Saudi Arabia launched an air strike to destroy arms depot of the Houthi militia in the northern province of Hajjah, Yemen, on Tuesday. “A number of Houthi militants were killed and injured
Germanys defense hardware exports to Saudi-coalition participating in the Yemen conflict for the first six months of 2019 stands at $1.1 billion (1 bilion Euro), according to a report published by the Economy Ministry
General Atomics has been awarded a contract to demonstrate the US Air Force Research Labs “Agile Condor” capability under which a MQ-9 drone will surveil a large area continuously identifying targets of interest using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. “The Agile Condor project will allow a MQ-9 to surveil a large area of operations, autonomously identify pre-defined targets of interest and transmit their locations,” said David R
Cruise Missiles striking with great precision, rather than drone were involved in Saturdays Saudi Oil facility attack, the Pentagon said releasing satellite pictures of the strike. The projectiles attacked storage tanks and processing and compressor trains, the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said
Yemeni Houthi rebels have reportedly launched a drone strike attacking the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia early on Saturday using ten drones, causing a major fire. It wasnt clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, nor what effect it would have on oil production in the kingdom
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced on Thursday that it demonstrated new capabilities of MQ-9B SkyGuardian drone that includes automatic take-off and landing over SATCOM, rapid assessment and sharing of images captured by the drone, among others
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