The Times: The attack on Aramco exposed Saudi Arabia’s weaknesses

Michael Evens and Richard Spencer wrote a report titled “Drones Revealed Saudi Arabia’s Weaknesses”.

The newspaper quoted US military officials as saying they were investigating the reasons for the inability of the Saudi missile defense system to repel the attack.

According to officials, this attack cast doubt on the effectiveness of not only Saudi defense systems but all modern defense systems.

A former Pentagon official told the paper that the world would see more such attacks in the next few years.

The report pointed out that the Abqaiq oil processing plant is protected by a special air defense system, which was also unable to intercept the drone, which is said to have originated from Iran.

He pointed to a qualitative development in the implementation of such an attack, where the first used drones to cover the missiles, which was described as “a lesson for all”.