The USS Thomas Hudner, a US Navy destroyer, shot down a drone in the Red Sea that was believed to have originated from Yemen. The drone was heading towards the ship but the Hudner was not the intended target. This incident is part of ongoing tensions in the region, with previous intercepts by US Navy vessels and continuous attacks by Iranian-backed forces, including the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
- Drone Engagement: The USS Thomas Hudner engaged and shot down a drone that originated from Yemen and was heading in its direction in the Red Sea.
- Safety Measures: The action was taken to ensure the safety of US personnel, with no casualties or damage reported to the ship.
- Regional Tensions: This incident is a part of ongoing hostilities in the region, including previous interceptions of missiles and drones by US Navy vessels, attributed to Iranian-backed Houthi forces.
- Houthi Rebels’ Involvement: The Houthi rebels, who have claimed responsibility for missile attacks on Israel, are involved in continuous attacks in the region and are known to be backed by Iranian forces.
- Recent Incidents: The engagement follows a week after a US MQ-9 Reaper drone was shot down by Houthi forces off the coast of Yemen, highlighting the volatile situation in the area.