Fourth U.S. MQ-9 Reaper Lost to Houthi Anti-Aircraft Missile In 6 Months | Aviation

A screenshot from the video released by the Houthi rebels allegedly showing the downing of the US MQ-9 drone.

This is the fourth U.S. Reaper drone being shot down by the Houthi rebels since October 2023.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Friday claimed to have shot down another American MQ-9 Reaper drone, circulating footage of the downed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), that served to identify the aircraft. They also released a video of the projectile in action used to bring down the Reaper.

This is the second shoot down of the Reaper by the Yemen-based group, in the previous two months, the last such hit taking place on April 26, 2024. Overall, this also makes it the fourth US drone being shot down since the war in Gaza began in October 2023, with the first brought down in November of that year, followed by another in February.

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The April 26 downing of the Reaper was confirmed by US Air Force’s Lt. Col. Bryon J. McGarry, a DoD (Department of Defense) spokesperson, who said an investigation was underway.

That shootdown saw the Houthis releasing electro-optical footage of the Reaper being captured in its AD (Air Defense) system’s cross hairs, and a missile leaving the launcher in dark conditions. It soon travels a distance and explodes in a fireball, suggesting it…

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