First, the Houthi Launched Sea Drones Attacking US Ships

First, the Houthis Launched Sea Drones That Attacked US Ships. Houthi militants launched a maritime drone filled with explosives in the Red Sea on Thursday, January 4, 2024. According to the United States, this is the first time the Houthis have used such weapons in recent months.

American naval commander in the Middle East. Adm. Brad Cooper said the Houthi drone exploded before it reached its target. He ensured that no ships were hit and that there were no casualties in the incident.

Cooper’s statement contradicts the claims of Houthi spokesman General Yahya Sori. According to him, a marine drone managed to hit the Merxgir Graltar container ship. | This attack was carried out after the ship’s crew ignored warnings from the Houthi group.

Weapons experts from the Fabian Hins International Institute say sea drones or USVs are an important part of maritime weapons. These sea drones have been used in previous battles against Saudi Arabian coalition forces that intervened in the Yemen war.

Hins said most of the Houthi USVs were likely assembled in Yemen. However, some components are equipped with components made in Iran.