Feb 20, 2020 17:34 UTC
  • Yemeni armed forces to showcase new indigenous air defense systems in days

A high-ranking Yemeni military official says the country's armed forces are to unveil new domestically-designed and -developed air defense systems in the near future.

The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said in a brief statement on Thursday that the achievements will be showcased within the next few days.

Saree pointed out that the air defense systems enjoy advanced and state-of-the-art technology, and have successfully managed to show down several reconnaissance aircraft and fighter jets operated by the Saudi-led military coalition waging a war on Yemen.

On Tuesday, the spokesman for Yemen’s Air Force, Major General Abdullah al-Jafri, praised the recent interception and targeting of a Tornado multi-role combat aircraft of the Royal Saudi Air Force in the country’s northern al-Jawf province, stressing that 2020 will be the year of Yemeni air defense systems that will change the course of battles against the Saudi-led coalition.