Red Sea, Houthis: “Gasoline on fire”. And Britain is upgrading its missiles

Missiles used by the Royal Navy to counter attacks launched by Yemen’s Houthis in the Red Sea will be upgraded. The British government announced this. The Sea Viper air defense system will have more effective missiles equipped with a new warhead and a software update is planned to combat the threat posed by ballistic missiles, track and shoot down targets more than 112 kilometers away. An ‘upgrade’, this one, which will cost 405 million pounds, which will be allocated to MBDA, which will be completed by 2032 and which will guarantee 350 jobs. Thus, the Sea Viper will become “the best naval air defense system ever developed for the Royal Navy”. “As the situation in the Middle East worsens, it is vital that we adapt to keep the UK, our allies and partners safe,” explained Defense Secretary Grant Shapps.

Meanwhile, Houthi rebels urged the EU not to add “further fuel to the fire” with a naval mission in the Red Sea and called on member states to take measures to “end the crimes” in Gaza. “Instead of adding fuel to the fire, EU countries should take serious action to end the crimes of genocide in Gaza, and then we will stop all our military operations immediately and automatically,” said Mohamed al-Bukhaiti, a member of the committee. on social media, Houthi politician. But that didn’t stop the United States. US forces conducted airstrikes against a Houthi anti-ship missile site in the Gulf of Aden ready for launch. Centcom writes in ‘X’. “They determined it posed a threat to merchant shipping and U.S. Navy ships in the region and therefore attacked ‘in self-defense,’” he explains. “This action will make international waters safer for the U.S. Navy and merchant ships,” Centcom states.

Source: IL Tempo