Houthis using Commercial Satellites Combined with Radar to Target Ships in the Red Sea

By Stephen Bryen  January 16, 2024

We now know more about how the Houthis and their Iranian partners target merchant ships and US warships.   They use radar and satellite communications to target both commercial shipping and warships.  The US should be thinking about jamming Iranian radars that are being used to help the Houthis. The US also needs to work with commercial satellite operators to shut down access to communications that guide Houthi missiles and drones.  And the way the AIS system is operated is in need of change to confuse the Houthis and Iranians.​


The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) shoots down a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea (Aaron Lau/U.S. Navy)

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