Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Yemen:Rebels shoot down a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper UAV

(Sana) Yemen’s Houthi forces shot down a USAF Reaper UAV on the outskirts of the capital on Sunday. The UAV was apparently hit by a ground to air missile (Most likely supplied by Iran) above  the capital. Whilst the US hasn't admitted to the loss, video has emerged of the stricken craft falling out of the sky.

The irony here is the US has largely kept out of the Saudi/Iran proxy fight in Yemen and has concentrated on Al Qaeda inside the country.  Which as a Suni Muslim terrorist outfit see's no problem in killing Huthi as they are..Shia. The good news for the USAF is now the Government will have to set about protecting their UAVs from Anti-Aircraft missiles, A weakness just waiting to happen.