The Ministry Of Defence of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Joint Operations Command publicizes that at 04:10 hrs Yemen time an F-16 Block 60 “Desert Falcon” jet fighter destroyed a ballistic missile launcher in Yemen’s al-Jawf province, instantly after it launched two ballistic missiles at Abu Dhabi. There are a lot of speculations that They have been efficiently intercepted by UAE Drive Terminal Excessive Altitude Space Protection System (THAAD). They took out the midrange ballistic missile used to assault an Emirati oil facility close to Al-Dhafra Air Base.

The tried assault got here one week after Houthis focused Abu Dhabi with two drones, killing three folks. One Pakistani and two Indian nationals have been killed, and 6 others have been injured starting from gentle to medium, when the incident passed off at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 17. It was a uncommon occasion of assaults on UAE soil, usually seen as a haven in a turbulent area. The UAE intervened in Yemen’s civil conflict in 2015 as a part of the Arab Coalition with Saudi Arabia.


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)’s defenses additionally shot down a ballistic missile fired at Dhahran Al Janub. It added that shrapnel from the projectile fell over the economic zone in Dhahran Al Janub. Some workshops and civilian autos have been broken within the assault. For greater than six years, the Houthis have been battling a Saudi-led coalition that features the UAE, repeatedly finishing up cross-border missile and drone assaults on Saudi Arabia, launching an unprecedented assault on the UAE on January 17.

The United Arab Emirates Air Drive ordered a complete of 80 F-16E/F (dubbed the “Desert Falcon”) plane, changing into the primary buyer for this superior model of the F-16 Preventing Falcon. The UAEAF additionally acquired AIM-120 AMRAAM, AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-88 HARM, Laser Guided Bombs, and different subtle munitions for its F-16s. The UAE bought USD 2 billion in subtle plane armament for its F-16s, together with 491 AIM-120B AMRAAM Missiles, 267 AIM-9M Sidewinder, 163 AGM-88 Hurt, 1,163 AGM-65D/G Maverick, 52 AGM-84 Harpoon, laser-guided bombs, 20mm ammunition, and different weaponry.