Yemeni army unveils new ballistic missile

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The Yemeni Army unveiled a domestically designed and manufactured Badr-F ballistic missile intended to rain shrapnel over a vast area upon explosion in mid air to ensure maximum lethality against designated targets, amid Saudi Arabia's atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against impoverished Yemen.


Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Tuesday that their new Badr-F ballistic missile would have a range of 160 kilometers, which shows a nearly 30-kilometer increase from their old version of the Badr-1P missile, presstv reported.

He added that the new missile would explode 20 meters above the center of the designated target and would scatter some 14,000 pieces of shrapnel in a circular area with a radius of 350 meters.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah movement.

The Houthi fighters have been playing a significant role in aiding the Yemeni Army in defending the country against the invading coalition since the onset of the bloody war, which according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, has so far claimed the lives of about 56,000 Yemenis.

The Yemeni Army unveiled the Badr-F ballistic missile on the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Saleh Ali al-Samad, the former chairman of the Houthi movement.

Saree also showed videos, provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center, of the new missile in action, adding that the Yemeni Army had already used the missile to target camps belonging to Saudi-led Sudanese soldiers stationed on the Saudi-Yemeni border.

He also noted that Badr-F was designed primarily based on Russia’s Tochka tactical ballistic missile.

The Yemeni Army has designed and developed a number of missiles, including the high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile, during the past four years.

Fars news agency



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Yemeni army unveils new ballistic missile

2019/04/13951107000142_PhotoI-1555498628.jpg
Read: 743     15:19     17 April 2019    

The Yemeni Army unveiled a domestically designed and manufactured Badr-F ballistic missile intended to rain shrapnel over a vast area upon explosion in mid air to ensure maximum lethality against designated targets, amid Saudi Arabia's atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against impoverished Yemen.


Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Tuesday that their new Badr-F ballistic missile would have a range of 160 kilometers, which shows a nearly 30-kilometer increase from their old version of the Badr-1P missile, presstv reported.

He added that the new missile would explode 20 meters above the center of the designated target and would scatter some 14,000 pieces of shrapnel in a circular area with a radius of 350 meters.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the popular Ansarullah movement.

The Houthi fighters have been playing a significant role in aiding the Yemeni Army in defending the country against the invading coalition since the onset of the bloody war, which according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, has so far claimed the lives of about 56,000 Yemenis.

The Yemeni Army unveiled the Badr-F ballistic missile on the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Saleh Ali al-Samad, the former chairman of the Houthi movement.

Saree also showed videos, provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center, of the new missile in action, adding that the Yemeni Army had already used the missile to target camps belonging to Saudi-led Sudanese soldiers stationed on the Saudi-Yemeni border.

He also noted that Badr-F was designed primarily based on Russia’s Tochka tactical ballistic missile.

The Yemeni Army has designed and developed a number of missiles, including the high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile, during the past four years.

Fars news agency



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