Russia has offered its S-400 air defense systems to Saudi Arabia after Yemeni Houtis managed to attack world’s largest oil facilities located in the country, dodging its protective armour that includes Patriot systems.
"In order to protect Saudi Arabia, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to the country. Riyadh just needs to make a wise decision; like Iran’s S-300 buy & Turkey’s purchase of S-400s. They will reliably protect all infrastructure objects of Saudi Arabia," Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, was quoted as saying by TASS on Monday.
The Yemeni drone-strike unleashed on 14 September caused major fire in Aramco’s processing plants in Buqyaq and Khurais oil field, knocking off close to 6% of global crude oil supplies. Oil prices worldwide are expected to shoot up by nearly 15% following the incident.
According to Pentagon, Yemen’s attack included not ten drones, but were “cruise missiles” with great “precision” since they were able to get past Saudi Arabia’s Patriot missile air defenses, and other short and medium range defenses including anti-drone systems.
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
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
Russian S-400 missile defence system defeated new type of high-speed highly maneuverable targets in tests carried out at the Telemba proving ground of the Eastern Military District (EMD). "During the live firing phase the most complex situation was created at the proving ground to simulate an enemy air attack
Earlier speculations of possibility of Iraqs S-400 buy have been put to rest with the Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirming that Baghdad has no plans on buying the Russian-made air defense missile systems. "We dont inted to buy the S-400s
US-supplied Patriot missile batteries with their powerful radars have come under fire for completely missing out on Yemeni armys drone attacks on Saudi oil installations. Saudis failure to defend its homeland was observed even in 2017 when Yemeni Houtis struck King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh
Russias advanced air defense systems, the S-300s and S-400s, were ineffectual in detecting Israeli F-35 stealth fighters flying over Syrian capital Damascus, Israeli media reported. Israeli media published the flight route of its planes, reportedly F-35 Adir jets, that showed the jets entering Syrian airspace and crossing over its capital city, evading hundreds of kilometres of area shielded by Russian-made air defense systems
South Korea has announced a project to develop laser weapons system to take down small aerial targets such as drones or missiles, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Tuesday. The project is worth 88 billion won (US$73
The display of a stealth drone powered by a turbo-jet engine by Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) at the MAKS 2019 show in Moscow (August 27-Sept 1) may hold a clue to the Yemeni Houti attack on two Saudi oil refineries last weekend. The Yemeni Houti Army used drones with a new type of engine, “something between a regular and jet engine,” Yemen's Army spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said referring to the drone used in attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais oil refineries
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