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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Dima on Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:27 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:I have said this many times on this forum:

    The S-75 (SA-2) has a surface-surface mode.

    On the top-left side of the operator's console, there is a switch called ZEMLYA (Ground).

    When the Zemlya mode is switched on, the operator can manually enter the coordinates (distance, azimuth, height) of the intended target. The launched missile strikes the target with precision.

    Basically, in the anti-air mode, a typical SAM system launches a missile towards the target who's coordinates (distance, azimuth, height) are provided by the radar. In the Zemlya mode, it is the same thing, except that the coordinates are entered manually by the operator.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:37 pm

    d_taddei2 wrote:
    Militarov wrote:

    Yemeni forces launched a ballistic missile Qahir1 at Abha International Airport deep inside Saudi Arabia.


    these Qahir 1 seem to be fairly good at what they do and yemen army/houthis seem to have made good use of them, does anyone have any information on the system?



    Unguided S75 basically. You take paper, map, GPS and prepare it for launch basically.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Kadmos45 on Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:39 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:

    On the top-left side of the operator's console, there is a switch called ZEMLYA (Ground).

    When the Zemlya mode is switched on, the operator can manually enter the coordinates (distance, azimuth, height) of the intended target. The launched missile strikes the target with precision.

    Basically, in the anti-air mode, a typical SAM system launches a missile towards the target who's coordinates (distance, azimuth, height) are provided by the radar. In the Zemlya mode, it is the same thing, except that the coordinates are entered manually by the operator.


    How many necessary components ( i mean bare minimum) of full S-75 system are needed to function like that properly ?

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  TheArmenian on Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:59 pm

    Kadmos45 wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:

    On the top-left side of the operator's console, there is a switch called ZEMLYA (Ground).

    When the Zemlya mode is switched on, the operator can manually enter the coordinates (distance, azimuth, height) of the intended target. The launched missile strikes the target with precision.

    Basically, in the anti-air mode, a typical SAM system launches a missile towards the target who's coordinates (distance, azimuth, height) are provided by the radar. In the Zemlya mode, it is the same thing, except that the coordinates are entered manually by the operator.


    How many necessary components ( i mean bare minimum) of full S-75 system are needed to function like that properly.

    Missile, launcher, komandny punkt (command point), cables etc.
    ...and a good operator who knows what he is doing.

    I know that the Zemlya mode is very accurate to distances of 25 km. Beyond that, I don't know.

    The Yemenis may or may not use their missiles as I described above.
    Alternatively, they may use it in a ballistic mode (with terrible accuracy).

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:16 am


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  max steel on Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:49 am

    It seems Saudis  are highly impressed by ballistic missiles performance in Yemen. now most of Saudi Patriots and Airforce is around the Yemen. it give opening to Ruaf incase it want to do air to air target practice.

    'Enough is enough,' source familiar with Saudi thinking says

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:07 am

    The RM-75MV low altitude target missile and the RM-75V high altitude target missile are part of the Lissa-M ground based mobile missile target system.

    Flight range for the MV is up to 40km and tge V is 40-100km depending upon trajectory... note the flight altitude for the MV is between 50m and 500m while the V model operates between 1,000m and 20,000m. Flight speed is 200-650m/s for the MV and between 350 and 1,200m/s for the V model.

    Control for both models is autonomous using a computer programme and also radio command.

    This version is intended to be used as an aerial target for testing air defence forces of all types and likely would not include a warhead but would include all sorts of recording and telemetry equipment.

    It would not have a radar in the nose or supporting electronics either.

    I would suspect a small sat nav receiver and electronics less powerful than your average iphone would suffice to get it to fly to impact a target area on the ground fairly accurately...

    As mentioned several times above even the original SAM model had an ground to ground channel of guidance.


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  short_fuze on Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:32 pm

    Militarov wrote:

    The wounded and killed figures for men, women and children are very illuminating.

    Normally one would expect wounded to greatly exceed killed, which is the case for men. However, for women the numbers are about the same and more children are killed than wounded. That suggests women and children have been deliberately targetted, or at least places where they congregate were deliberately targetted (schools, hospitals etc).

    Sure enough, schools and hospitals are high on the infrastructure target list.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:30 pm



    Saudi and UAE rearming their Yemeni loyalists with Bulgarian made AR-M9s in 5,56 NATO.


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:50 pm

    Militarov wrote:

    Saudi and UAE rearming their Yemeni loyalists with Bulgarian made AR-M9s in 5,56 NATO.


    Was about to post that...I hope Arsenal has really improved it from the Indian tender (although it was in 7.62) so that Houthis can capture fully functional weapons this time around.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Militarov on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:55 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    Militarov wrote:

    Saudi and UAE rearming their Yemeni loyalists with Bulgarian made AR-M9s in 5,56 NATO.


    Was about to post that...I hope Arsenal has really improved it from the Indian tender (although it was in 7.62) so that Houthis can capture fully functional weapons this time around.

    Those plastic mags are horrid, first hand experience.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:42 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    KoTeMoRe wrote:
    Militarov wrote:

    Saudi and UAE rearming their Yemeni loyalists with Bulgarian made AR-M9s in 5,56 NATO.


    Was about to post that...I hope Arsenal has really improved it from the Indian tender (although it was in 7.62) so that Houthis can capture fully functional weapons this time around.

    Those plastic mags are horrid, first hand experience.

    The Israeli style security switch, was very lacking and the indians had some issues with them. Especially when they started to "run wild". Good times at the range.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:30 am

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9aa_1452191574

    Long video with couple of interesting things...a whole bunch of vz58 captured at the end of the video etc.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  higurashihougi on Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:25 pm

    Its seems like the God of War has some grudge against docs w/o borders:

    https://www.rt.com/news/328425-yemen-msf-clinic-attack/

    At least four people have been killed in a missile strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres medical facility in Yemen, a spokesman has confirmed. The organization “strongly condemns this,” while adding that 10 people have been injured in the attack.

    The facility, which was hit by a rocket on Sunday, is in Razeh in the north of the country. In a statement on Twitter, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) say they, "strongly condemn this and we reiterate to all parties to the conflict that patients & medical facilities must be respected."

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  short_fuze on Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:23 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Its seems like the God of War has some grudge against docs w/o borders:

    https://www.rt.com/news/328425-yemen-msf-clinic-attack/

    At least four people have been killed in a missile strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres medical facility in Yemen, a spokesman has confirmed. The organization “strongly condemns this,” while adding that 10 people have been injured in the attack.

    The facility, which was hit by a rocket on Sunday, is in Razeh in the north of the country. In a statement on Twitter, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) say they, "strongly condemn this and we reiterate to all parties to the conflict that patients & medical facilities must be respected."

    My guess is the MSF, unlike HRW, has not been fully co-opted by the US, and they are being shown the errorof their ways.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:39 am

    Let's hope

    https://www.rt.com/news/328570-yemen-artist-blast-peace/








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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  zg18 on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:02 am

    Zaydi Yemenis are tough nut to crack, Ottoman Turks lost 70,000 men in Zaydi insurgency during 1540s when they were at the peak of their power. Situation was so weird that Ottoman sultan had to relocate best troops & commanders from Europe cause Egyptians and Hejanites were too scared to venture into Yemen highlands. Even then, Yemen was largely independent from Sultans with exception of few coastal cities, only in 19th century Zaydis nominally accepted Ottoman sovereignty but kept self-rule with minimal involvement of Ottoman authorities.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:19 am

    zg18 wrote:Zaydi Yemenis are tough nut to crack, Ottoman Turks lost 70,000 men in Zaydi insurgency during 1540s when they were at the peak of their power. Situation was so weird that Ottoman sultan had to relocate best troops & commanders from Europe cause Egyptians and Hejanites were too scared to venture into Yemen highlands. Even then, Yemen was largely independent from Sultans with exception of few coastal cities, only in 19th century Zaydis nominally accepted Ottoman sovereignty but kept self-rule with minimal involvement of Ottoman authorities.

    Yeah and they even fled in a hurry when the reinforcement boats landed in an ambush anno 1630 and the Sultan had to pay Ransom to free about 5000 troops and rebuild Mocha 5 years later. Sheytan Yezit.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  HUNTER VZLA on Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:00 am

    Yemeni forces seek & destroy around Border Guards, burning vehicles & blowing up surveillance towers Asir, Saudi Arabia








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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:44 am

    Seems like sick people will not go to hospital anymore, their diseases may never be cured.

    https://www.rt.com/news/329388-yemen-hospitals-attacks-targets/

    Yemeni hospitals seen as targets, people ‘avoid them as much as possible’ – MSF

    The constant bombing of health facilities in Yemen has created conditions in which the locals fear for their lives and try to avoids hospitals at all costs, MSF said, noting that over 100 facilities have witnessed attacks ever since the Saudi-led intervention.


    A week after a missile hit the Shiara hospital in Yemen, killing six and injuring seven people, Yemenis are trying to visiting medical facilities only in acute cases of emergency, as being present inside any medical facility is seen by the locals as an imminent threat to their lives.

    “People still consider hospitals a target and try to avoid them as much as possible. The only cases that we are receiving are emergencies and mass casualties following attacks,” Juan Prieto, general coordinator of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) projects in Yemen said.

    I am waiting for any, if any, response from Saudi and its master in White House, whether they can deliver any resonable and sensible response or not.

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  HUNTER VZLA on Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:47 pm

    Saudi army vehicles targeted by Yemen's Houthi fighters using ATGMs in Jizan



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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  HUNTER VZLA on Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:49 pm

    Houthi fighters fighting the coalition arab forces in Marib, Yemen.



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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  TheArmenian on Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:09 pm

    Yemenis claiming the downing of a reconnaissance drone today.
    They are even showing the good old S-75 (SA-2) being launched as well as the tracking radar and search radars in operation.
    Don't know if it is legitimate. If it is, it means that the Yemenis still have some air defense assets.


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:54 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:Yemenis claiming the downing of a reconnaissance drone today.
    They are even showing the good old S-75 (SA-2) being launched as well as the tracking radar and search radars in operation.
    Don't know if it is legitimate. If it is, it means that the Yemenis still have some air defense assets.

    That video removed.

    Try this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShsHkCZhcS8


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:57 am

    JohninMK wrote:
    TheArmenian wrote:Yemenis claiming the downing of a reconnaissance drone today.
    They are even showing the good old S-75 (SA-2) being launched as well as the tracking radar and search radars in operation.
    Don't know if it is legitimate. If it is, it means that the Yemenis still have some air defense assets.

    That video removed.

    Try this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShsHkCZhcS8

    Daaaaamn You Yemen. I was having my coffee. And then I see a fully SKD S-75 going on like this was 1969. These guys are like the McGyvers of war.

    Ok, hand 'em the tough mother-fucker award now that Serbia is in retirement.

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