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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Why did Emirati Air Defenses Fail to Intercept the Houthi Attack on Abu Dhabi?in-depth

The Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a suicide drone attack on Abu Dhabi earlier this week (17/1/2022).

The attack targeted a fuel depot belonging to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the Mussafah industrial area and a new terminal under construction at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Satellite imagery, eyewitness footage, and official Emirati statements confirm the attack and targets.

The United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defense (UAE-AFAD) apparently failed to intercept the Houthi strike, despite years of equipment upgrades and a likely advance early warning.

Our 1,302-word (4 pages) free special report assesses the likely causes behind the Emirati air defense failure to intercept the Houthi attack. 


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