In autumn, Saudi Arabia will launch a communications satellite with the help of a Russian missile carrier, said prince Turki bin Saud, director of the country's institute of space research, in an interview with a Ukaz local newspaper. He said that it would be the Saudi Arabian third satellite launched by the Roskosmos space agency from Baikonur, Russia's space-vehicle launching site on the territory of Kazakhstan. The new satellite will be connected to the information system, which already includes two Saudi Arabian satellites, costing $1 million each, the prince said. Eighteen months ago another Persian Gulf country, the United Arab Emirates, launched a heavy communications satellite "Suraja", weighing more than 1 ton, with the help of a Russian-Ukrainian rocket from a sea platform.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime