Houthi rebels in Yemen have expanded their armed UAV operations with regular attacks on airports, oil infrastructure and other targets in Saudi Arabia. The group’s ability to strike targets at extended ranges has now been confirmed. This may set the pattern for future conflicts in which forces that lack manned airpower can deploy small, long-range unmanned systems. In 2017, the Houthis unveiled supposedly local UAVs, including the Qasef-1 (“Striker”), which has GPS ...

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