“US Navy downs one-way attack drones” launched from Yemen. Twice

The US Navy destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116) shot down “multiple one-way attack drones” last week while operating in the Red Sea, the second time the warship has intercepted such drones in the past eight days, according to a statement from US Central Command.

No damage was sustained by the vessel and, indeed, it remains unclear whether it was the target of the drones, launched by Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen. Another drone, launched on 15 November, was also destroyed by Hudner. Prior to this, USS Carney (DDG-64) shot down a number of drones and cruise missiles launched from Yemen towards Israeli targets on 19 October, since when there have been a number of attacks against US forces, bases and assets.

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(Image: USS Thomas Hudner, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer seen here last year, has recently engaged and destroyed attack drones launched by rebels in Yemen. Credit: US Navy)

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