Raytheon, Looks Like the Houthis Have You Dialed In
Ed.’s note: Explains why the Pentagon purchased Israel’s Iron Dome missile system. So the US gaffs this sub-standard expensive shit off on wealthy Middle Eastern countries. Don’t tell the Japanese this either as their tiff with South Korea heats up with the Japanese having purchased the Patriot missile system. Now what, back to the drawing boards? Can always test out new weapon systems on Yemen. Let’s hope for Raytheon’s financial sake ($2.5 billion worth) Bahrain doesn’t back out on their purchase of the Patriot missile system.
Good news for the US as it seems they are unconcerned about whether or not their weapon systems work:
Update for August 24, 2019: It appears the Israelis are preparing to attack the Houthis in Yemen because of “Iran.” Maybe it’s because the Saudis are incapable of bringing this destruction of Yemen to a conclusion:
Source: Press TV
Saudis failing to repel Yemeni drone strikes despite US-supplied Patriot system: UAE report
August 23, 2019
Saudi Arabia has failed to repel Yemen’s retaliatory drone strikes despite relying on the US Patriot air defense system, a matter which has caused a slump in Saudi troop morale, according to a UAE intelligence report.
The UAE report revealed critical weaknesses in Saudi Arabia’s ability to thwart the retaliatory attacks, London-based Middle East Eye (MEE) news outlet reported.
The damning report, issued originally in May, had a limited publication intended for top Emirati leadership by the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), a think tank close to the Emirati government and its security services.
“Air defenses such as the Patriot are not capable of spotting these drones because the systems are designed to intercept long and medium range Scud missiles,” the report wrote.
The intelligence assessment highlighted an instance where Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran airport, which is used in Riyadh’s operations against Yemen, was hit by Yemeni drones despite the deployment of a Patriot battery.
Riyadh launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing Houthis.
Yemen’s resistance, however, has pushed the Saudi war to a stalemate, with Yemeni forces increasingly using sophisticated weaponry in retaliatory attacks against the Saudi-led coalition.
Referring possibly to a deadly Yemeni drone attack on a large air base occupied by Saudi mercenaries in the southwestern Lahij province in January, the EPC report highlighted the Saudi failure to thwart such attacks.
“The attack on the Lahij Military Base demonstrates a weakness in Saudi air defenses and the lack of capacity in electronic war if we take into account that these drones are basic and are not launched on tarmac,” it wrote.
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