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Riyadh attack snaps BMD needs into sharp focus

7th November 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The apparent missile attack on the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh has brought to the fore the need for countries in the region to continue the development of viable ballistic missile defence (BMD) capabilities.

According to the Emirati news agency, WAM, a spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen accused the Iranian regime of supplying the Houthi tribal faction with ballistic missiles for use against Saudi Arabia.

An investigation into the attack, which was likely defeated by a Patriot ground based aerial defence (GBAD) system operated by the Gulf state, stated that it represented a dangerous escalation of

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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