The two-minute, 24-second video was posted Tuesday by Al-Masdar News, an entity that covers conflict in the Middle East.
In the footage, armed men in diving gear celebrate as they haul the 14-foot, 700-pound REMUS 600 drone to shore.
The Houthi rebels have been waging war against Yemen’s government since 2015, a conflict that has killed thousands and left the already-impoverished country a humanitarian disaster.
The Al-Masdar article states that the rebels found the drone while on patrol last week. It also alleges the drone belonged to the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels.
It has several commercial and military applications, including emergency response, fishery research, mine countermeasures and reconnaissance, according the company’s website.
Pentagon public relations pieces about the drone show it was tested for mine detection missions last fall.
Dr. Hans C. Mumm