Yemeni Forces Shoot Down Saudi ‘Spy Combat Drone’: Spokesman – World news

The Yemeni air defenses targeted a CH-4 combat drone in Marib, Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced on Wednesday, describing the aerial vehicle as a “spy combat drone.”The aircraft was brought down using an “undisclosed surface-to-air missile,” he added.The Chinese-made CH-4 drone has a 3,500- to 5,000-kilometer range and a 30- to 40-hour endurance. It is also capable of carrying six missiles and a payload of…

The Yemeni air defenses targeted a CH-4 combat drone in Marib, Brigadier General Yahya Saree announced on Wednesday, describing the aerial vehicle as a “spy combat drone.”

The aircraft was brought down using an “undisclosed surface-to-air missile,” he added.

The Chinese-made CH-4 drone has a 3,500- to 5,000-kilometer range and a 30- to 40-hour endurance. It is also capable of carrying six missiles and a payload of up to 250 to 345 kilogram.

The unmanned aerial vehicle can fire air-to-ground missiles from altitude of 5,000 meters, therefore it can stay outside of effective range of most anti-aircraft guns.

Earlier in the day, the spokesman announced downing of US-made ScanEagle spy drone, which was “carrying out hostile acts” over the same province.

Enjoying complete arms, logistical, and political support on the part of the US, Saudi Arabia and a number of its allies started a war against Yemen in March 2015 to restore power to Yemen’s former Washington and Riyadh-aligned officials.

The war has stopped way short…

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