The Yemeni army has for the first time released a video of the army’s reconnaissance operations on the flashpoint western coasts conducted by a number of unmanned aerial vehicles.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Yemeni army has for the first time released a video of the army’s reconnaissance operations on the flashpoint western coasts conducted by a number of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The two-minute video, containing scenes of drone operations, was released by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command and carried by Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Monday.
The scenes showed a surveillance aircraft as it detected positions and gatherings of the Saudi-led military coalition forces in Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah. As the drone transmitted the target coordinates to its headquarters, the Yemeni air force and air defense units, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees and fighters from the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement, planned a bombardment mission.
Moving to the observed site, the next scene showed the target as it was bombarded by several shells, inflicting damage and casualties on the Saudi-led forces.
Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Abdullah al-Jafri, spokesman of Yemeni air force and air defense, said that using drones is the winning card of the Yemeni army in fighting against Saudi-led forces in the western coasts.
He added that the invading enemy was unable to intercept drones, which cost the Yemeni army only one thousand dollars, at most, to produce each of them.
Jafri further said that the Yemeni army has so far carried out nearly all shelling and missile attacks against the enemy positions through the precise target coordinates it received from its reconnaissance drones.
He added that a number of aerial attacks against Saudi-led targets were carried out by unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), including Yemeni Qasef-1 drones. Jafri also said that the army is trying hard to produce new and more powerful drones.