Beautiful pictures.I have reservation of using UAV in Yemen conflict as it cause suffering to civilian population.And should not be celebrated. But here it is
The CH-4 drones acquired by Saudi Arabia have recently passed the 10000h flight heading, in nearly 1500 flight cycles. Deployed on the border with Yemen, the drones have taken turns 24 hours a day since the end of 2018. At least one CH-4 had been damaged by anti-aircraft fire.
Well collateral damages is not based solely on the type of bombs but rather the judgment on the responsible person to pull that trigger knowing there civilians in the surrounding targets.Beautiful pictures.
Hindsight is 10/10, it’s hardly possible to demand Saudi to return the drones now. The lesson is to not sell equipment to countries engaged in challenging world peace.
Arguably, if China didn’t allow Saudi Arabia, they would have acquired them from the US instead, and US drones have a long record of collateral damage. Even worse, Saudi might have acquired fighter jets instead of drones.
IIRC a vanilla CH-4 can only carry guided munitions (laser guided bomb, GPS/Beidou
glide bombs and export HJ-10s), while a fighter jet can carry both unguided free fall napalm, nerve gas and cluster bombs, all of whom inflict much much more collateral.