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Yemeni Air Defenses Shoot Down US ScanEagle Spy Drone over Marib
By Staff, Agencies
Yemeni Air Defenses of the Army and Popular Committees intercepted and targeted on Sunday a US-made ScanEagle spy drone run by the US-Saudi aggression in Marib governorate, in retaliation for the coalition’s military aggression against Yemen.
Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree announced in a statement that “The air defenses shot down the drone with a surface-to-air missile, while it was carrying out hostile actions in Serwah district of Marib governorate.”
Brigadier General Saree explained that "the operation is documented by the Military Media lens, and the scenes of the operation and the wreckage of the plane will be published later."
He stressed that "the Armed Forces will spare no effort in carrying out their responsibilities in protecting the Yemeni airspace and confronting all hostilities.”
The "ScanEagle" was built by Insito, a subsidiary of the American company Boeing. It costs $11.25 million, and it is used for reconnaissance, accurately locating targets from the air.
This aircraft is characterized by its small size compared to its counterparts in the regular armies, which facilitates its transportation. It carries an electro-optical surveillance camera and another infrared camera.
It was used in war on Iraq by the US army, as it carried out more than 1,000 sorties over Iraqi areas.
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