Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Saudi-led coalition has deployed the Patriot Air Defense System to Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has deployed the Patriot Air Defense System to Ma’rib Yemen.

The Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system and provide 13 countries, including five NATO nations around the globe with a combat proven missile defense architecture that is continuously upgraded to keep ahead of evolving threats.

It can counter threats from tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones and advanced aircraft.

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Earlier in the deadliest attack against Saudi-led military coalition forces in Yemen, a missile strike on an ammunition dump has killed 45 Emirati troops, 33 Yemeni soldiers and five Bahraini servicemen in the oil-rich Marib province.

 

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