Evolution Of UAVs Employed By Houthi Forces In Yemen


Since 2016, Ansar Allah ‘Houthi’ forces have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs – commonly called ‘drones’) in an increasingly lethal fashion against Saudi-led Arab Coalition forces in Yemen and across its borders.

Initially, Houthi forces crashed unarmed UAVs into the Coalition’s Patriot surface-to-air missile defence systems. Since then, they have deployed UAVs with explosive payloads and over greater distances. In mid-2019, for example, the Houthis conducted a string of attacks using UAVs against installations in Saudi Arabia.
In July 2019, Houthi forces unveiled a collection of UAVs, which they claimed to have manufactured domestically.

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Source: Conflict Armament Research