US Carries Out Attack On Houthi USVs, What Are USVs?
USVs are vessels that do not carry a crew aboard and are remotely controlled or programmed to carry out automated instructions with set objectives.
YEMEN - On February 5th, the United States carried out self-defense strikes against two Houthi Uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. On the same day, a vessel reported that a projectile was fired at his ship on the Port side, passing over its deck and causing slight damage to the vessel 57 nautical miles West of Hudaydah, Yemen.
Regarding the projectile that was fired, the report by the United Kingdom Trade Operations (UKMTO) said that the vessel and crew were safe and that the vessel proceeded to navigate to its original planned destination.
Strikes On The USVs
At around 3:30 p.m. on February 5th (local time), U.S. forces carried out the strikes against the USVs which U.S. Central Command reported were an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships and merchant vessels in the region.
"These actions will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for U.S. Navy vessels and merchant vessels," the report by Central Command said.
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