Yemeni air defences have on Monday shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to to Saudi-led coalition over the airspace of Yemen’s Ma’rib province, the spokesman of the Armed Forces said.
In a statement, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e affirmed that that Air Defences of the Yemeni Army were able to shoot down a CH-4 fighter reconnaissance aircraft over Medghal district while it was carrying out hostile missions over the district.
بفضل الله تعالى تمكنت الدفاعات الجوية ظهر اليوم من إسقاط طائرة استطلاعية مقاتلة صينية الصنع من نوع CH4 تابعة لسلاح الجو السعودي
حيث تم استهدافها بصاروخ مناسب لم يكشف عنه بعد، وذلك أثناء قيامها بمهام عدائية في مديرية مدغل بمحافظة مأرب.
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Sare’e noted that CH-4 drone was downed with a suitable missile that has not yet been officially revealed to the world public.
The CH-4 is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
It is equipped with a semi-retractable electro-optic turret and synthetic aperture radar/ Also, the CH-4 has four underwing pylons, able to mount up to 345 kg of stores.
Yemen has been developing highly-advanced missile technology, both for striking ground targets and for air defence, for several years now.