The Houthi Drone Fleet & The Red Sea War

2023 • 3min • News • International


The recent clash on November 16, when a US warship shot down a Houthi drone and the alarming events, including the Houthis firing cruise and ballistic missiles towards a US warship on October 19 and successfully downing an advanced US MQ-9B drone near Yemen on November 8 clearly indicate the potential and capabilities of the Houthis. The Houthis are one of an arc of Iran-supported non-state actors which have been attacking Israel and the US since October. Like Hezbollah, the Houthis are the world’s only non-state actors with cruise and ballistic missiles. They have one more ace in their arsenal - a fleet of drones. Dive deep into the escalating drone war in the Red Sea with News9 Plus Editor Sandeep Unnithan as he decodes the Houthi Drone Fleet's capability, potential threats, and ulterior designs.