Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Yemen: Saudi Arabia just lost a Pterodactyl UAV

(Sanaa) The liberal world loves to opine about Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which funny enough has been instigated by that so called peaceful nation Iran. Don't get me wrong, I have no time for any Islamic nation (well, as an apostate, I wouldn't, would I?). But the fact remains, pushed by the mad Mullahs in Tehran, the world has decided that SA has become persona non grata. Now what these liberals who are content on doing Iran's work for them don't realise is that if Saudi Arabia can no longer purchase weapons from the West, they will look elsewhere, which kind of explains why Saudi Arabia has purchased a large number of Chinese Predator drone clones known as Wing Loong, aka the Pterodactyl. Whilst virtually identical to the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, the Pterodactyl is a quarter of the price.

Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong)
However, as seen all over the world, buying cheap doesn't really save you money at the end of the day, which may explain why the Saudis have just lost a Wing Loong over Yemen.

On Saturday, images surfaced of a downed UAV in Yemen, whilst people immediately screamed Wing Loong, it has taken till today to verify that loss.