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What is your take on these failures? I think more scored than missed. And that is how the military will see it.. Then try to make it hit better more often..



Did U.S.-Made Saudi Missile Defenses Fail During Yemen Rocket Attack?


David Brennan, Newsweek • March 26, 2018






Saudi Arabia has claimed to have intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired by Houthi forces from Yemen, using the U.S.-made MIM-104 Patriot missile defense system.

However, footage has emerged suggesting that at least two of the Patriot missiles missiles failed. Videos posted to social media show one exploding in midair and another performing an abrupt U-turn before slamming into the ground.


The interceptions resulted in one death after debris fell on residential areas in Riyadh, Saudi military officials said. This is the first fatality in the capital related to a Houthi missile attack, according to Reuters.

Three of the missiles were aimed at the Saudi capital Riyadh, one at Khamis Mushait, one at Najran and two at Jizan. A military statement said that the interception of the missiles led to fragments “raining on a few residential neighborhoods,” which led to the death of an Egyptian resident and material damage to civilian property. Two other civilians were injured.

Despite Saudi claims of success, it is possible that at least two missiles “failed catastrophically,” according to Jeffrey Lewis, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Lewis noted that one missile seemed to fail in midair and that a second quickly turned around and crashed into the ground.
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13 hours ago

This article is filled with words like...."suggesting" " generally" "it is possible" "more information about would be required before conclusions could be drawn." So after reading it I am "assuming" this is all unverified.


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Article by Newsweek.... I'm surprised they didn't say they all failed...


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The Saudis may fail at missile defense, but they do great flying planes into buildings.


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I'm still trying to figure out why we're supporting Saudi Arabia in a war against Yeman.

Or a war against AnyONE frankly.
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I'm still trying to figure out why we're supporting Saudi Arabia in a war against Yeman.

Or a war against AnyONE frankly.



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