Yemen's Houthis publish footage of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone they shot down

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Yemen's Houthis publish footage of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone they shot down

In Yemen, in the Hodeidah province, a drone belonging to the United States was destroyed near the sea coast. The Yemeni Houthis, as representatives of the Ansar Allah movement are usually called, published footage of the American drone MQ-9 Reaper.


Relevant videos where you can watch the strike of a surface-to-air missile on a UAV, which was reported yesterday сообщили in Military Review, and the wreckage of the device appeared in the publication of Islamic World News.



It is also noticeable that the drone was shot down near residential buildings.


It seems that Yemen's air defense is operating efficiently and effectively. At the same time, representatives of Ansar Allah act decisively, “not hesitating” to destroy expensive American equipment. They simply shoot down anything that threatens them, rather than limit themselves to numerous warnings and “expressions of extreme concern.”

Some may argue that these are simply rebels who do not have statehood, but they probably have a completely different opinion on this matter. They control a vast territory and densely populated cities.

We can say that the destruction of the American strategic UAV MQ-9 Reaper by Yemeni fighters to a certain extent benefited Russia. After all, the actions of such devices in the Black Sea waters brought a lot of harm to our military the fleet and infrastructure facilities. Now the United States has one less such drone.

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  1. +23
    20 February 2024 11: 19
    Well done Houthis. They beat the mattresses not in words, but in deeds.
    1. +1
      20 February 2024 12: 53
      Quote: SKVichyakow
      Well done Houthis. They beat the mattresses not in words, but in deeds.

      I hope the equipment is already in Tehran, at least?!
      1. 0
        20 February 2024 16: 06
        The Iranians themselves have not only shot down such things, but are already doing them. They haven't needed them for a long time.
    2. 0
      21 February 2024 09: 22
      3 Zionists obviously didn’t like this for some reason?
      1. +1
        21 February 2024 11: 03
        So they probably don’t read anything and are not aware of what’s happening. With the help of our electronic warfare system Avtobaza, the Iranians: In 2011, the most secret American drone RQ-170 “Sentry” made using stealth technology was landed in Iran. In 2019, their Reper was imprisoned in Iraq.
  2. +12
    20 February 2024 11: 21
    Americans consider everyone except themselves to be savages.
    It's time to disappoint them thoroughly.
    1. +1
      20 February 2024 12: 25
      Quote: km-21
      Americans consider everyone except themselves to be savages.
      It's time to disappoint them thoroughly.

      Yes, now they understand that if they have to fight directly with an equal enemy, all their Reapers, AWACS and satellites will fall from the sky in the first minutes and then their “invincible” warriors will simply go blind.
  3. +8
    20 February 2024 11: 21
    Let's go to our laboratories and see what's there
    1. +3
      20 February 2024 12: 14
      Quote: Dutchman Michel
      Let's go to our laboratories and see what's there

      Not long ago, just the same Reaper swam in the Black Sea. Our ships worked for a long time in the “swimming” zone, keeping out the fleet of the Romanians and other sub-NATO Bulgarians. All the wreckage has already been studied in detail in specialized institutes.
    2. -2
      20 February 2024 12: 47
      First of all, should I take a look at these laboratories of yours? laughing
    3. +2
      20 February 2024 12: 54
      Quote: Dutchman Michel
      Let's go to our laboratories and see what's there

      The Persians will share information. We will fight together in the next war...
  4. +6
    20 February 2024 11: 23
    They are also flying over the Black Sea, it’s time to land.
  5. +4
    20 February 2024 11: 24
    I shake hands and feel a little jealous: they’re trashing American equipment without a second thought! And one of us was dumped with fuel, and apparently the partner shouted in a possessive manner at our “partner”. Drones fly freely and aim.
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    2. +1
      20 February 2024 11: 55
      We have a different method - economic and diplomatic. Remind about the negotiations and offer more gas as soon as they ask.
  6. +9
    20 February 2024 11: 25
    Too shy to ask...
    Maybe we should invite the Houthis to Crimea.
    They have tough nuts.
    They proved it.
  7. -6
    20 February 2024 11: 30
    and over the Black Sea they fly back and forth
    especially before attacks
    and somehow they don’t get knocked down
  8. +6
    20 February 2024 11: 31
    An American UAV crossed the Houthi “border fence” and was shot down legally. We recall the recent disgrace of US air defense with a Chinese ball that crossed the entire United States from west to east. The American Piglet turned out to be not at all who the Americans say they are.
  9. +6
    20 February 2024 11: 38
    Well, what can I say - well done. The main thing is that they showed the Americans that there is something to shoot down and they will not warn.
  10. -3
    20 February 2024 11: 42
    MQ-9 Reaper UAV Unit cost $30 million

    The USA did not suffer much, only 30 mil
    1. +2
      20 February 2024 12: 51
      Quote: APASUS
      MQ-9 Reaper UAV Unit cost $30 million

      The USA did not suffer much, only 30 mil

      Yes Cowboys are not interested in money, okay, but what will they do with their naked asshole, which the Houthis exposed to the whole world? Now everyone knows that, if desired, the Yankees can be whipped with a pissing rag and you can get away with it...
  11. +4
    20 February 2024 11: 46
    Quote: Galleon
    They trash American equipment without a second thought! And one of us was dumped with fuel, and apparently the partner shouted in a possessive manner at our “partner”. Drones fly freely and aim.

    This time the UAV crossed Yemeni airspace and was legally attacked
    Apparently, the Americans did not expect that the Houthis had something to shoot him down with.
    In our case (March last year), the incident occurred over neutral waters.
    If he had crossed the border, they certainly wouldn’t have sprayed him with fuel)
    And yes, in our case, the Americans know for sure that Russia has all the necessary means to destroy drones, so they definitely won’t cross the borders.
    What is especially curious is even the borders of Crimea) Although they do not verbally recognize Russian jurisdiction)
  12. +2
    20 February 2024 11: 48
    It is a pity that there is not a single unidentified submarine in the Black Sea with an air defense system on its deck.
  13. bbb
    +3
    20 February 2024 11: 56
    The Houthis found a good missile.
  14. +3
    20 February 2024 12: 44
    People can work! Without markers, without worrying, they knock down and drown. And the Yankees are in no hurry to get into the desert with them, they understand that they can grab tinsel there!
    ps And yes! I don’t like the USA and wish them destruction for all the blood they have shed and the suffering they have brought!
  15. +2
    20 February 2024 12: 55
    I'm really proud of these guys
  16. +1
    20 February 2024 13: 21
    It wouldn’t hurt for ours to publish a series of such photographs either, otherwise the far-sighted “birds” over the Black Sea feel very at ease.
  17. -4
    20 February 2024 14: 43
    Well, one less, so what?
    Shoot down once a year - what's the loss? A new one is riveted.
  18. +2
    20 February 2024 18: 29
    We definitely need to invite them to visit the Black Sea for “fishing,” if our generals are afraid to touch NATO drones.
  19. +1
    21 February 2024 12: 43
    Well, this is a serious blow to the Pentagon and the American military-industrial complex! They didn’t even dare to transfer Reapers to Ukraine, and then the Houthis managed to shoot down their most reliable drone! Magnificent booty for the Houthis!
  20. 0
    21 February 2024 13: 48
    An interesting translation of "Ansar Allah" in Arabic means "Helpers/Supporters of God"