Yemeni Houthis destroyed a “surveillance drones,” believed to be Chinese-made CH-4B, reportedly belonging to the Saudi-led coalition during an operation in Hajjah province on Thursday.
Houthi-owned al-Masirah reported that the spy drone, which was of CH-4 type, had been performing hostile actions.
Yemeni Spokesman for Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree’s recently rejected the Saudi coalition’s claims of the Yemeni forces using civilian centers for military purposes.
Footage aired by al-Masirah showed rebels gathered around the apparently bullet-riddled aircraft of around 1,350 kilograms with an 18-meter wingspan.
The heavy combat drone, manufactured by the state-run China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, is capable of carrying six missiles and a payload of up to 345 kilograms.
Saudi Arabia has not yet officially responded to the news.
The heavy combat drone, manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, is capable of carrying six missiles and a payload of up to 345 kg.
As per reports, this is the seventh Saudi CH-4 drone to be shot down over Yemen by the Houthis’ air defenses since early 2021.
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