14 Nov '17, 8pm

Raytheon: Saudi-based Patriots intercepted over 100 tactical ballistic missiles since 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia-based Patriot batteries have intercepted more than 100 tactical ballistic missiles (TBM) launched from Yemen since the Saudi-led war against Iranian-backed Houthis began in 2015, according to U.S. prime contractor Raytheon. That number, which appears on the Raytheon website, could not be independently confirmed and is much larger than publicly available data from think tanks, the Saudi government or the other eight Mideast and African nations fighting in the Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed militias loyal to former Yemeni President Al Abdullah Saleh. The Missile Defense Project of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies shows 40 interceptions and 18 strikes since the war began Saudi-Iranian proxy war began in March 2015. However, the group did include the latest Patriot intercept of a Yemen-la...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/dubai-ai...

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