Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Saudi Arabian F-15's are getting knocked out of the sky by Houthi anti-air systems...

Thanks to Vodknar for the link!

Simple question.

What are the Houthis using to knock down Saudi advanced fighters?  Bear in mind these aren't shoulder fired missiles but telephone pole sized missiles streaking into the air and tagging a fighter that is in some ways superior to what USAF pilots fly.

Are the Saudis simply that inept and stupid?

Do they lack EW support and are simply getting ambushed?

I can't figure it out and I don't know the type of missile the Houthis are using but the one solid branch of the Saudi military is being exposed as being nothing more than a VERY expensive paper tiger.

The Saudi Air Force was once hailed as the most technologically advanced in the region and its pilots were said to not only train with Western forces but to equal their skill.

All that was obviously a lie.

I don't want to turn this into a bash Saudi Arabia post but what the hell is going on with them?

Note;  Many of you will be reactionary and say that the recent palace intrigue is the problem.  To that I say nope.  I've followed it and the Saudi Princes that man those pilot seats have been UNAFFECTED by that drama.  This is something else.

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