Aramco Refinery Attack Update
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense held a press conference on 18 September 2019 to present the preliminary findings of their investigation into the attacks against the Abqaiq oil refinery and Khuaris oil field. This included a display of wreckage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cruise missiles recovered at the attack sites subsequently reconstructed to the extent possible. Based on the images presented, Gladius Defense can confirm, with a high degree of certainty, that Soumar series cruise missiles were used in the Khuaris oil field attack. Furthermore, we assess a high likelihood Ababil-T loiter munitions were used in the Abqaiq oil refinery attack.