U.S. Navy destroyer shoots down missiles, drones heading north toward Israel

SpaceWar.com reports: “A U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea on Thursday shot down multiple missiles and drones launched by Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, a Pentagon official said, adding that the missiles were heading north ‘potentially to targets in Israel.’

The USS Carney intercepted three cruise missiles and about eight drones, using missiles of its own — SM-2s, according to Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, who acknowledged that information on the missiles — and their targets — remained limited.

‘We cannot say for certain what these missiles and drones were targeting, but they were launched from Yemen heading north along the Red Sea, potentially to targets in Israel,’ Ryder said during a press briefing.

Though information was lacking, the Pentagon officials said they do not believe the USS Carney was a target of the Houthi missiles or drones…”

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