Ansar Allah Shot Down the Eleventh ScanEagle Drone in Yemen!
ISWNews Analysis Group: On December 24, Ansar Allah air defense systems shot down a US-made Scan Eagle drone belonging to Saudi coalition over the Yatmah area in the west of al-Jawf province.
So far, this drone is the eleventh US Scan Eagle drone have been shot down by Ansar Allah during the Yemen war.
The first US Scan Eagle drone was shot down on June 19, 2021 over the al-Mashjah heights in the west of Marib province, the second on June 21, 2021 over al-Mashjah heights in the west of Marib province, the third on August 14, 2021 over the Madghal district in the west of Marib province, the fourth on September 27, 2021 over the Madghal district in the west of Marib province, the fifth on November 9, 2021 over the al-Jubah district in Marib province, the sixth on November 13, 2021 over the al-Jubah district in Marib province, seventh on December 4, 2021 over the al-Jubah district and the eighth on December 8, 2021 over the al-Jubah district in Marib province, the ninth on December 10, 2021 over the Sarwah district in the west of Marib province and the eleventh on December 16, 2021 over the Wadi district in east of Marib province.
The ScanEagle is a spy drone equipped with an electro-optical and infrared camera that does not require a runway to fly. The drone can fly for more than 20 hours for reconnaissance operations.
The drone plays an important role in gathering information and images of Ansar Allah positions on the outskirts of Marib. Thus, destroying and preventing their flight over the sky of Marib disrupts the planning of Saudi forces for operations against Ansar Allah and reduces the effectiveness of the Saudi warplanes bombing in the Marib region.