US and UK strike Houthis in Yemen

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.

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.

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.

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