Italian Navy warship takes out 2 more drones in Red Sea

The Italian Navy’s Duilio destroyer has shot down two air drones as part of its involvement in the EU Aspides mission to protect shipping in the Red Sea from attacks by Yemeni-based Houthi rebels, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry said the drones were taken out “in implementation of the principle of self-defence”.

The same ship took out another drone in the Red Sea 10 days ago before it was formally engaged in the Aspides mission.