Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

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Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

Saturday’s assault on Saudi oil facilities that halved production has exposed how ill-prepared the Gulf state is to defend itself despite repeated attacks on vital assets during its four-and-a-half year foray into the war in neighbouring Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and the United States have said they believe Iran, the...


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Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles


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