US Deploys Air Defense Systems, Troops to Saudi Arabia

      Published on Saturday, 28 September , 2019      387 Views     
US Deploys Air Defense Systems, Troops to Saudi Arabia


The Pentagon says it will send one Patriot missile battery and four radar systems to Saudi Arabia, in what officials have said are the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks.




Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile defense system will be prepared to go later if needed. The deployment will involve about 200 troops.

Military leaders have been working since last week to decide how to respond to what U.S. officials call an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14.

The four Sentinel radar systems and the Patriot battery are designed to provide better surveillance across northern Saudi Arabia.



The kingdom’s defenses are focused on the south to protect the country from attacks by Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen.

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Category World News | 2019/09/28 latest update at 11:19 PM
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