HomeGlobal Defence UpdatesHuthi weapons systems: US forces conducted five new strikes on Huthi weapons...

Huthi weapons systems: US forces conducted five new strikes on Huthi weapons systems

msid 107804973,imgsize

US forces in the Red Sea have successfully conducted “five self-defense strikes” to foil attacks by land and sea from Huthi-controlled areas of Yemen, the American military said Sunday.

The strikes occurred between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm Saturday Sanaa time (1200 and 1700 GMT), the US Central Command said, and are part of a series of actions taken by the United States and its allies against the Huthis, aimed at halting the Iran-backed rebels’ repeated attacks on Red Sea shipping lanes.

The five strikes included targeting “the first observed Huthi employment of a UUV (unmanned underwater vessel) since attacks began” in October, according to a statement from CENTCOM.

Another of the five involved an unmanned surface vessel, or USV, essentially a floating drone. The use of such vessels has been comparatively rare.

The other three involved anti-ship cruise missiles, the statement said.

“CENTCOM identified the anti-ship cruise missiles, unmanned underwater vessel, and the unmanned surface vessel in Huthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined they presented an imminent threat to US Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region,” it said, adding it struck the five to “make international waters safer.”Meanwhile maritime security firm Ambrey reported a new incident in the strategic Bab al-Mandeb straight, in which a cargo vessel came under attack on Sunday.The Huthis, who control much of war-torn Yemen including the port of Hodeida, began their attacks in November, saying they were hitting Israel-linked vessels in support of Palestinians in Gaza, which has been ravaged by the Israel-Hamas war.

US and British forces have responded with strikes against the Huthis, who have since declared the two countries’ interests to be legitimate targets as well.

The Red Sea attacks have raised insurance premiums for shipping companies, forcing many to avoid the Red Sea, a vital route that normally carries about 12 percent of global maritime trade.

(You can now subscribe to our Economic Times WhatsApp channel)



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat


GRSE share price: GRSE secures export order worth $54 mn from German co for commercial vessels

Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd on saturday signed an agreement with Carsten Rehder Schiffsmakler and Reederei GmbH and Co. KG,...

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: India can be a hub for making submarines in the APAC region, says Thyssenkrupp exec

India can be a submarine-making hub in the Asia Pacific region, said a top executive at Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), which claims to be...

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months


Indian Navy Accelerates Indigenous Tech Development through ‘Swavlamban’ Initiative

The Indian Navy is making significant strides in the development of niche technologies through its ‘Swavlamban’ initiative, which fosters collaboration with startups and Micro,...

MRFA Update: Revised offers to India under 114 fighter jets deal

Source : IgMp BureauRepresentative ImageBoeing plans to withdraw its F-18E/F from the race and instead offer its F-15EX fighter jet this time, F-18E/F had...

Exclusive : DRDO testing submarine-launched variant of Varunastra torpedo

Source : Alpha Defense Exclusive : DRDO testing submarine-launched variant of Varunastra torpedo DRDO has been testing the submarine-launched variant of the Varunastra torpedo using a...

New navy base in Lakshadweep Islands likely to be commissioned by Rajnath Singh; operations to start next week

The Navy is set to commission a new base in the Lakshadweep islands next week, with plans to make it a major military hub...
error: Content is protected !!