Yemen developing new defence systems speedly
The Ministry of Defence in the National Salvation Government has announced that it is working on new technologies for its air defence system in order to fully neutralise all Saudi-led coalition aircraft.
In a statement, the Ministry said it was preparing its forces to launch a “strategic offensive that will cripple the Saudi-led aggression coalition capabilities”, promising to strike the United Arab Emirates and Israel with sweeping attacks.
The Yemeni air force and its defences with its new technologies “are working to neutralise hostile aircraft from battle and protect Yemeni airspace for the full 100%,” Major General Mohammed Nasser al-Atefi said.
Yemen’s Minister of Defense, Major General Mohammed al-Atefi, earlier this year ,stressed that Yemeni military industries are moving forward with developing its advanced weapons and technological achievements meeting the requirements and demands necessary for defending the sovereignty, unity and independence of the Republic of Yemen.
“We have developed and manufactured missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and a lot of weapons, and we are now in the final stages – readiness to develop and manufacture various types of air defences,” the Defense Minister said.
“We vow that the arrogant aggressors of the Yemeni people will be faced with more surprises that they would never have expected,” he said.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.