Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two Israeli F-16s shot down by Yemen

Two F-16s that have reportedly been shot down by the Yemen air defence system with Saudi markings - but such aircraft have never been supplied to Saudi Arabia by the USA.

Instead the lot from which the downed F-16s belonged was the one supplied to Israel probably one of the 50 surplus US F16 A models given to Israel during the Clinton administration. 

Another view point is that these may from the lot of recently surplus ex-NATO aircraft either from Italy or Portugal.

It is also reported that one of the two F16s was shot down by an updated BUK system supplied by Russia — Yemen is well-equipped with modern Russian weaponry including MiG-29s and advanced air-defense systems, a fact that has clearly been overlooked by the Saudis and their Israeli allies.

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