Video destruction of the multipurpose fighter F-15 over the capital of Yemen Sanaa appeared on the Internet portal Youtube. According to IRNA, the aircraft belonged to the Arab coalition, which is headed by Saudi Arabia.
Judging by the published shots from the thermal imaging camera, the F-15’s on-board defense complex spotted an approaching rocket.
The fighter protection system began to drop heat traps, and the pilot turned on the afterburner to gain speed and escape from danger. However, the missile, presumably with an infrared guidance system, hit exactly in F-15.
According to the media, on January 8 the coalition lost two combat aircraft. The first was the multi-purpose Tornado. But he crashed because of a technical malfunction. The pilots saved.