Yemeni fighters shoot down another US-Made MQ-1 drone
The army and popular committees of Yemen's Air Defense Force shoot down another US-made drone also known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over the Yemeni capital of Sana'a.
Iran Press/Middle East: The army and popular committees of Yemen said the UAV was a US-made MQ-1 Predator and it was carrying out a reconnaissance sortie over the Yemeni capital. A video of the UAV’s wreckage was released by the Houthis’ media wing.
The army and popular committees of Yemen have already shoot down dozens of spy drones of Saudi Arabia and its allies since the start of the Saudi alliance invasion to the country, Iran Press reported.
The MQ-1 drone, which was first introduced by General Atomics in 1995, has a range of 1,200 km and an endurance of 24 hours. The domestic variants of the UAV can be armed with two AGM-114 Hellfire or up to six AGM-176 Griffin guided missiles for combat missions.
The CIA is known for operating an advanced variant of the MQ-1 over Yemen. However, the UAE military also possess and operates an unarmed variant of the UAV known as Predator XP. 213