US response to drone and missile attack inadequate, advocacy group says

November 8, 2019

Washington Examiner:

The independent Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance released a detailed and highly critical analysis of the failure of U.S. technology to keep up with the threat posed by low-flying cruise missiles and drones, as evidenced by Iran’s attack on Saudi oil facilities last September.

“Iran demonstrated an effective use of a raid strategy with multiple, over 20, fixed-wing Shahed series drones and Quds-1 cruise missiles flying as low as 100 feet above the ground to precisely pinpoint the same spot on multiple Saudi Arabian oil refineries in their destruction, overwhelming the defense designs and capabilities of the missile defense systems currently deployed in the Middle East,” reads the MDAA analysis.

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