After repeated attacks on merchant shipping in the Red Sea by the Houthi rebels, the United States and the United Kingdom targeted several military objectives in Yemen last night. The attacks reportedly involved both naval units (ships and submarines) launching Tomahawk missiles and aircraft, targeting sites located in the southwest of the country.
On Jan. 11 at 2:30 a.m. (Sanaa time), U.S. Central Command forces, in coordination with the United Kingdom, and support from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Bahrain conducted joint strikes on Houthi targets to degrade their capability to continue their illegal and… pic.twitter.com/bR8biMolSx— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) January 12, 2024
Currently, there is limited detailed information, but we know that RAF aircraft also participated in the attack. Specifically, four Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 took off from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, and were refueled in flight by at least one Airbus KC.2. The latter is identified as ZZ333, which returned to the Cypriot base around 04:00 CET.
New images from UK on its overnight airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. This is footage from an RAF Tyohoon jet as it launches Paveway bombs pic.twitter.com/BSg0AScKRd— Deborah Haynes (@haynesdeborah) January 12, 2024
As for the U.S. aircraft in the area, flying over the Red Sea, there was certainly a USAF Boeing RC-135W (registration 62-4131). In the raids, at least fifteen F/A-18/EA-18G aircraft from the U.S. Navy, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, were involved.
UPDATED Infographic highlighting Land, Sea, Air assets used by Coalition forces on 12JAN2024 strikes on Houthi targets.— Intelschizo (@Schizointel) January 12, 2024
Had a few minor corrections needed
Found more accurate icon for F/A-18
Updated date to reflect local time
Removed USS Carney
Added likely… pic.twitter.com/59cbKY7JTK