Monday, April 15, 2024

US army: We destroyed more than 80 drones during Iranian attack

“On April 13 and the morning of April 14, US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces, supported by US European Command destroyers, successfully engaged and destroyed more than 80 one-way attack uncrewed aerial vehicles (OWA UAV) and at least six ballistic missiles intended to strike Israel from Iran and Yemen,” said the CENTCOM statement.

“This includes a ballistic missile on its launcher vehicle and seven UAVs destroyed on the ground in Iranian-backed Houthi controlled areas of Yemen prior to their launch,” it added.

“Iran's continued unprecedented, malign, and reckless behavior endangers regional stability and the safety of US and coalition forces.”

“CENTCOM remains postured to support Israel’s defense against these dangerous actions by Iran. We will continue to work with all our regional partners to increase regional security,” concluded the statement.


  1. Here's another interesting factor to consider: armies need to use up their weapons.
    Weapons technology is always advancing. Those brand new missles and trackers and whatnot that I bought today will be outdated in a couple of years, obsolete in a couple more. That's a hell of an expense. Imagine spending billions on something, then having to trash it because you need to replace it with something new and repeating that a few years later.
    I recall reading decades ago that one of the reasons Hitler, y"sh, started WW2 before the entire German armed forces were ready was because he knew a lot of their weapons were going to be obsolete and he couldn't afford to replace them. He needed a war to loot some treauries so he could get the army back up to date in a couple of years.
    So I would imagine one benefit to the US and Iran is firing off older missles and drones and counter-missles, depleting the inventory productively so it can then be justifiably replenished.

  2. Wow!
    Where do such stupid theories come from?
    Nobody says Hitler was simply motivated to get new weapons - what nut makes such a claim


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