Patriot shot down 6 ballistic missile in 48 seconds

>The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) 290th Patriot unit was protecting the city of Jazan near the Yemeni border on Aug. 26, 2019, when Houthis fired a swarm of ballistic missiles that threatened civilian areas.

>In an engagement which has now become legendary within the service, according to officials, battery commanders launched an undisclosed number of Patriots to intercept the incoming missiles, with one missile being launched every six seconds.

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/missile-defense-weapons/saudi-air-defenses-down-six-houthi-ballistic-missiles-48

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how prior to all of this people wrote of American SAMs. Turns out their still the best in class anywhere in the world

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Boutique euro SAMs absolutely fuming

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People honestly thought the S-300/400 was the world's premiere SAM system before Russia's 2-year special military operation

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I contend its still an excellent system but let down down the white Blacks operating it. Just look what Ukraine has managed with the S-200.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. Prior to this shit it was a 50/50 split on Turkey being moronic for choosing the S400 over F35. Now the only people left defending it are bad faith third worlders.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Turkey would have been better off with F35 and literally 0 native missile defense compared to present situation.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the funny thing is i dont think turkey has even placed the s-400 in service as its such a piece of shit. they're too proud to just admit they fricked up and get their f-35s though. i honestly think that turkish jet maker that made bayraktar was behind the whole debacle so turkey would be forced to develop their own '5th' gen.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            dumb roach you must be really turk to write this type of shitty theory, khan 5. gen jet built by state companies meanwhile bayraktar is private company.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they claim they haven't even unboxed it and the US is making encouraging noises about steps they could take to rejoin the f-35 program

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I contend its still an excellent system but let down down the white Blacks operating it. Just look what Ukraine has managed with the S-200.

        Lets also not forget that the only reason Ukraine isnt using S300 anymore is because they are literally out of missiles for the things.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >only reason Ukraine isnt using S300

          how did you come to this conclusion?

          >but they're using patriots and s200 have been used against land targets and was possibly implicated in the AWACS shoot down! Not s300!

          moron logic. Same moron energy as the "we saw them drop a 25mm bushmaster bullet from a drone, therefore they're out of 30mm VOGs!" morans. You use mission appropriate tools to get the job done, sometimes the s200 missile is better because you just want a BIGGER missile that can go FARTHER than an s300, and s200 is both. Drone dropping a 25mm is just funni and to see if it can be done, even though objectively it is a more a efficient use of a 25mm round that yeeting it at a treeline out of a bushmaster.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >how did you come to this conclusion?
            Because they fricking said so themselves!?
            https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-may-run-out-of-air-defenses-by-may-leaked-pentagon-documents-warn-b96b0655
            Not a zigger, but if they're Black person rigging sea sparrow onto BUK's its not because they have S300 or BUK missiles to spare.
            >verification not required

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Not a zigger

              Just Black person-tier reading comprehension.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Whatever you say homosexual

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Do you sniff that finger after poking your bussy? Instead use it to point to where it says that Ukraine is out of s200 missiles. We can read along with the rest of the class.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >s200 missiles

                s300*

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure
                https://web.archive.org/web/20240113012609/https://www.economist.com/europe/2023/10/24/ukraines-allies-are-scrambling-to-bolster-its-air-defences
                Or if American outlets are more your style
                https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2023/07/24/the-ukrainians-have-their-own-surface-to-air-missile-system-what-they-dont-have-is-factories-to-make-them/?sh=6f64045f3a92
                And
                https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/09/us/politics/leaked-documents-ukrainian-air-defense.html
                Linking this again because Im shameless
                https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-may-run-out-of-air-defenses-by-may-leaked-pentagon-documents-warn-b96b0655

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >may
                >will
                >should
                >soon

                Again, Black person-tier reading comprehension. Did you know that a week ago Ecuador signed to send 200 million dollaridoos of soviet shit to Ukraine? Do you know what's included? I don't. But you seem very sure in your knowledge of what Ukraine has. You must know of what they have been getting, please tell us.

                >because Im shameless
                We inferred that from your bold statements and firm stance on conclusions made from projections on incomplete data by journos almost a year ago.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're choosing a really strange hill to die on. You know that right?
                And no, I dont know exactly what Ukraine does and doesnt have.
                Not going to reply anymore cause I have better shit to do, take that as you will.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no anon don't go! He's gonna take that as a win!

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >He's gonna take that as a win!
                He was a moron who had 100% confidence in his assessment of reality based on 4th and 5th party information from a year ago. There was nothing for me to win, but

                You're choosing a really strange hill to die on. You know that right?
                And no, I dont know exactly what Ukraine does and doesnt have.
                Not going to reply anymore cause I have better shit to do, take that as you will.

                >Not going to reply anymore cause I have better shit to do
                When someone has proclaims this, I guess I did win. I feel incredibly fulfilled now, I guess.

                All the negative Patriot press from desert storm just kinda stuck around. I don't even remember what the actual numbers were but the feeling was they weren't very successful at stopping SCUD's

                >All the negative Patriot press from desert storm just kinda stuck around

                Just boomer things. It is what I know it to be and new information is irrelevant. Patriot sucks and Ukraine is out of S300 missiles.

                >what the actual numbers were

                75ish% iirc. Might have been a percentage point or two lower or higher, but people were not happy.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Russia Avances into Bakhmut
                >4 months later
                >Russia Storming Bakhmut
                It's honestly bizarre how people like this can still live with themselves.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Considering failure is death, it makes sense

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ukies are really scraping bottom of a barrel on s300s - they are even importing romanian missiles from the 80's that are way past their expiry date...

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No. Only vatniks are useful morons.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      americans spend billions testing their weapons and constantly updating them- also get a ton of real world experience using them- and when things don't work as well as expected they admit it and fix the problem... which is why russian shit always sucks. they refuse to ever admit something isn't working right, they just make up excuses. they even claimed the s-400 that was nuked by the neptune was an 'export model' so didn't count. and there is no fricking way they spend all the money testing their stuff like america does. and china's biggest problem is no real world experience. hitting an aircraft carrier silhouette painted on the desert with a ballistic missile is not proof they're shit is going to work.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All the negative Patriot press from desert storm just kinda stuck around. I don't even remember what the actual numbers were but the feeling was they weren't very successful at stopping SCUD's

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >battery commanders launched an undisclosed number of Patriots
    >Patriot shot down 6 ballistic missile in 48 second
    >one missile being launched every six seconds.
    So 8 or 9 missiles?

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Houthi sugar rocket swarm.
    >MIM-104
    So $40mil in under a minute. Sounds sustainable.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sugar rocket swarm.
      so which one is it? are iranian ballistic missile to be feared or are they dogshit?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just stop shooting them down dude, please! don't you realize the missile you use to shoot it down costs more you crazy idiot!!!
        actually sounds like something trump would say

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          moronic post, moronic poster.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Feared for an unarmed unprotected cargo ship, dogshit among missiles. 2 things can be true, you bonobo.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's good for shooting at undefended cities and commercial shipping.

        >if you use your missiles successfully you lose
        maximum cope. is russia not shooting down the $5,000 drones destroying their oil infrastructure because the drone is cheaper than the s-400?

        There are way cheaper ways to shoot down these glorified hobby rockets. Give it a couple of years of low industrial production and increased global conflict.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if you use your missiles successfully you lose
      maximum cope. is russia not shooting down the $5,000 drones destroying their oil infrastructure because the drone is cheaper than the s-400?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure the Saudis spend that kind of dough on a weekend trip to Milan. Just saying, you're not gonna be demoooralizing them by talking about how much money they're wasting. If anything, this might've been the most sensible investment those rich frickers have made in months.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My larger point is US doesn't have the industrial production to sustain this burn rate.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay great, why did we let a shitty drone through again?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Our own drone was coming home at the same time as theirs arrived. Not sure this is 5D chess on their part, moronation on ours, a bit of both, or just coincidence.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >warriortards 11th thread of the day

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rent free

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So deeply ass that even the Saudis can pull a win out of your dogshit attacks
    I'm starting to think these Houthi fellers might've been overstating their capabilities a bit.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm, sorry, Patriot.
    Say it, filth.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it happened in 2019
    >but we didn't bother telling you about it for five years
    >no we don't have sources, trust the saudi public affairs officer
    Next time, on paper thin propaganda:

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can probably find a report on the event the media didn't give a shit about

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The engagement is one of several now being formally acknowledged by Air Defense Forces officials here at the World Defense Show in Riyadh
        If there were rumors i cant find them, and by the articles own admission no official statement until now.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Other incidents now being acknowledged by the service include the first hard-kill engagement of a one-way attack drone by the Chinese-supplied, truck-mounted Silent Hunter system using its onboard laser. The Air Defense Forces also engaged 31 one-way attack drones using the Rheinmetall Skyguard air defense gun system in a single day.

    It seems like the Chinese now have the record for the world's first combat laser kill.

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