Houthi Lethal Underwater Drones Adds New Threat to Red Sea

Merchant ships and warships in the Red Sea have been under frequent attacks from anti-ship cruise missiles, anti-ship ballistic missiles, explosive surface drones, and aerial drones. Now a new threat has emerged from underwater. On Feb. 18, U.S. Central Command Read More …

Yemen: U.S. Central Command forces conducted self-defense strikes against missiles, unmanned underwater and surface vessels

TAMPA, Fla. – Between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sanaa time), Feb. 17, CENTCOM successfully conducted five self-defense strikes against three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, one unmanned underwater vessel (UUV), and one unmanned surface vessel (USV) in Read More …

Yemen’s Houthis strike cargo ship bound for Iran, causing minor damage

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis fired two missiles on Monday at an Iran-bound cargo ship in the Red Sea, causing minor damage to the vessel but no injuries, U.S. military officials said. The early morning strikes appeared to be the first time Read More …

Yemen: U.S. Central Command forces conduct self-defense strikes against USVs and missiles north of Al Hudaydah

TAMPA, Fla. – On Feb. 10, between the hours of 4-5 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces successfully conducted self-defense strikes against two unmanned surface vessels (USV) and three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) north of Al Hudaydah, Read More …

U.S. Central Command Conducts Week-Long Hackathon Focused on Countering One-Way Unmanned Aerial Systems

TAMPA, Fla. – In January, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) hand-selected 15 coders from across the Department of Defense to participate in a “critical mission” hackathon called SANDTRAP. This hackathon focused on data and software challenges related to countering one-way unmanned aerial Read More …

U.S. Central Command Forces Conduct Strike Killing Kata’ib Hezbollah Senior Leader

TAMPA, Fla. – At 9:30 p.m. (Baghdad time) February 7, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted a unilateral strike in Iraq in response to the attacks on U.S. service members, killing a Kata’ib Hezbollah commander responsible for directly planning and Read More …

U.S. forces conducted self-defense strikes against Houthi explosive uncrewed surface vehicles

TAMPA, Fla. – On Feb. 5, at approximately 3:30 p.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces conducted a strike in self-defense against two Houthi explosive uncrewed surface vehicles (USV). U.S. forces identified the explosive USVs in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen Read More …

U.S. Central Command Statement on U.S. Strikes in Iraq and Syria

TAMPA, Fla. – At 4:00 p.m. (EST) Feb. 02, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated militia groups. U.S. military forces struck more than 85 Read More …

U.S. Central Command Forces Destroy Two Houthi Terrorists’ Anti-Ship Missiles

TAMPA, Fla. – On Jan. 24 at approximately 2:30 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces conducted strikes against two Houthi anti-ship missiles that were aimed into the Southern Red Sea and were prepared to launch. U.S. forces identified the Read More …

U.S. Forces Strike Kataib Hezbollah Capabilities in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. – In response to attacks by the Iranian-backed militia group Kataib Hezbollah (KH), including the attack on al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq on Jan. 20, on Jan. 24 at 12:15 a.m., U.S. CENTCOM forces conducted unilateral airstrikes against Read More …