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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:56 am

    miketheterrible wrote:There is word that a Yemeni BM hit Riyadh

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-ballistic-missile-strikes-riyadh-saudi-arabia/

    My guess that is the works of Republican Guards.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  TheArmenian on Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:24 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:There is word that a Yemeni BM hit Riyadh

    Fakenews

    Do not believe in everything you hear.

    By the way, Riyadh is well over 800 km away from Houthi positions.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:09 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:There is word that a Yemeni BM hit Riyadh

    Fakenews

    Do not believe in everything you hear.

    By the way, Riyadh is well over 800 km away from Houthi positions.

    Shahab-1 has the range, but as sure as hell it wasn't homemade or launched by Houthis.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  max steel on Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:06 pm

    Confusion reigns after reported missile attack on Saudi capital


    Confusion reigned over reports in local Yemeni media about a ballistic missile being fired on the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Sunday. Adding to the confusion are reports that the missile was fired by the Yemeni Army, which is being supported by Saudi Armed Forces in their battle against rebels.

    MN News reported that the missile used in the attack was a surface-to-surface missile called "Borkan," a variant of the Russian Scud missile. The target of the attack was a military base in Mazahimiyah, 60km from Riyadh.Yemen operates Scud-B (300 km) and Scud-C (600 km) missiles.

    There have not been any comments from Saudi officials, apart from locals, reportedly taking to Twitter.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  calm on Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:18 pm

    What is this, a game? High precision missile fired by highly accurate targeting system / Houthi man.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:55 am

    calm wrote:What is this, a game? High precision missile fired by highly accurate targeting system / Houthi man.

    OG-7 right in the money, wow. Jesus they have AGW's.
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:57 pm

    One Bradley was IED'd by the KitKhatters after attack of outpost.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  calm on Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:55 pm

    Houthis Trolling KSA

    when you just need a lighter to defeat the Saudi army

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:37 pm

    So, it was a remote controlled boat, not a missile.

    A top US Navy official is reporting that a Houthi vessel responsible for an attack on the Saudi frigate Al Madinah in late January was actually the work of a drone boat filled with explosives, instead of a suicide bomber, as previously reported.

    Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, who heads the US Naval Forces Central Command and commands the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain, told Defense News, "Our assessment is that it was an unmanned, remote-controlled boat of some kind."

    Donegan said that this is the first recorded use of this kind of weapon, and indicates foreign aid to the Houthis, a Yemeni armed political opposition faction with longstanding claims to the territory. The commander is worried, "first that it is in the hands of someone like the Houthis. That’s not an easy thing to develop. There have been many terrorist groups that have tried to develop that, it’s not something that was just invented by the Houthis. There’s clearly support there coming from others, so that’s problematic."

    He added, "The second is the explosive boat piece — you don’t need suicide attackers to do a suicide-like attack. There are certain terrorists that do things and they get martyrs to go and do it. But there are many others that don’t want to martyr themselves in making attacks like that and that’s pretty much where the Houthis are. So it makes that kind of weaponry, which would normally take someone suicidal to use, now able to be used by someone who’s not going to martyr themselves."

    Donegan believes that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is involved in the attack on the vessel, though he does not necessarily think Tehran built the weapon. Cameras on the ship’s hangar deck captured the attack, showing a small boat ramming the rear of the frigate and exploding.


    https://sputniknews.com/military/201702221050925596-saudi-frigate-hit-by-drone/
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    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:21 am

    JohninMK wrote:So, it was a remote controlled boat, not a missile.

    A top US Navy official is reporting that a Houthi vessel responsible for an attack on the Saudi frigate Al Madinah in late January was actually the work of a drone boat filled with explosives, instead of a suicide bomber, as previously reported.

    Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, who heads the US Naval Forces Central Command and commands the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain, told Defense News, "Our assessment is that it was an unmanned, remote-controlled boat of some kind."

    Donegan said that this is the first recorded use of this kind of weapon, and indicates foreign aid to the Houthis, a Yemeni armed political opposition faction with longstanding claims to the territory. The commander is worried, "first that it is in the hands of someone like the Houthis. That’s not an easy thing to develop. There have been many terrorist groups that have tried to develop that, it’s not something that was just invented by the Houthis. There’s clearly support there coming from others, so that’s problematic."

    He added, "The second is the explosive boat piece — you don’t need suicide attackers to do a suicide-like attack. There are certain terrorists that do things and they get martyrs to go and do it. But there are many others that don’t want to martyr themselves in making attacks like that and that’s pretty much where the Houthis are. So it makes that kind of weaponry, which would normally take someone suicidal to use, now able to be used by someone who’s not going to martyr themselves."

    Donegan believes that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is involved in the attack on the vessel, though he does not necessarily think Tehran built the weapon. Cameras on the ship’s hangar deck captured the attack, showing a small boat ramming the rear of the frigate and exploding.


    https://sputniknews.com/military/201702221050925596-saudi-frigate-hit-by-drone/
    I saw that. Surprising.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:37 pm

    Houthis UAVs





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    Post  wilhelm on Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:23 pm

    JohninMK wrote:So, it was a remote controlled boat, not a missile.

    A top US Navy official is reporting that a Houthi vessel responsible for an attack on the Saudi frigate Al Madinah in late January was actually the work of a drone boat filled with explosives, instead of a suicide bomber, as previously reported.

    Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, who heads the US Naval Forces Central Command and commands the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain, told Defense News, "Our assessment is that it was an unmanned, remote-controlled boat of some kind."

    Donegan said that this is the first recorded use of this kind of weapon, and indicates foreign aid to the Houthis, a Yemeni armed political opposition faction with longstanding claims to the territory. The commander is worried, "first that it is in the hands of someone like the Houthis. That’s not an easy thing to develop. There have been many terrorist groups that have tried to develop that, it’s not something that was just invented by the Houthis. There’s clearly support there coming from others, so that’s problematic."

    He added, "The second is the explosive boat piece — you don’t need suicide attackers to do a suicide-like attack. There are certain terrorists that do things and they get martyrs to go and do it. But there are many others that don’t want to martyr themselves in making attacks like that and that’s pretty much where the Houthis are. So it makes that kind of weaponry, which would normally take someone suicidal to use, now able to be used by someone who’s not going to martyr themselves."

    Donegan believes that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is involved in the attack on the vessel, though he does not necessarily think Tehran built the weapon. Cameras on the ship’s hangar deck captured the attack, showing a small boat ramming the rear of the frigate and exploding.


    https://sputniknews.com/military/201702221050925596-saudi-frigate-hit-by-drone/

    No it isn't the first recorded use of this kind of weapon.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FL-boat
    The German Linse of World War 2 is another example, using radio control.

    I am not saying that it wasn't a remote controlled boat, but whenever the US govt releases a statement, I always wonder what the angle is.
    The last paragraph in the article sort of gives the reasons away...
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  TheArmenian on Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:38 am

    Huh....Flip-flop with a M47 DRAGON (probably reverse engineered Iranian version SAEGHE)

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:26 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:Huh....Flip-flop with a M47 DRAGON (probably reverse engineered Iranian version SAEGHE)




    This is one is a captured M47. The Saegheh has two yellow stripes and is in bright green livery (see ISF use). This has the brown band for HEAT tpical of US M47.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Isos on Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:15 pm

    What happened to the Mig-29smt of the Yemeni army ? Did the coalition took some of them to analyse them ? They are pretty new and are using last equipement that Russia offers.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:34 am

    The launch of the Burkan 2 rocket by Yemeni Houthis ​​against King Salman Air Base in the Saudi capital Riyadh



    Sources confirmed that yesterday launched Iranian ballistic missile Ghader [Burkan 2] with high accuracy hit the target at the King Salman Air Base near the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.

    This is the second missile strike on the base for the last 6 months. The strike was caused a day after the air force of the KSA attacked a Somali ship near the coast of Yemen, killing at least 42 people.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2501107.html


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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:04 am

    Hey KoTeMoRe, this is a bit old but don't tell me this isn't as spectacular as it gets:

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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:13 am

    ... I'm not even trying to make sense how a Saudi Nat Guard Lav 2 90 gets overrun and captured like that.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:51 am

    KoTeMoRe wrote:... I'm not even trying to make sense how a Saudi Nat Guard Lav 2 90 gets overrun and captured like that.

    So many unused shells, made for a spectacular firecracker. Surprised that those 90mm shells weren't even used to protect that outpost.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  crod on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:07 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:Hey KoTeMoRe, this is a bit old but don't tell me this isn't as spectacular as it gets:


    nice loot from the camp too - the Saudi forces must be hopeless. Just goes to show that you can spend any amount of coin on goods but that doesn't necessarily equate to making you a strong foe. good grief. any pics from the recent missile strike?
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:26 am

    crod wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:Hey KoTeMoRe, this is a bit old but don't tell me this isn't as spectacular as it gets:


    nice loot from the camp too - the Saudi forces must be hopeless. Just goes to show that you can spend any amount of coin on goods but that doesn't necessarily equate to making you a strong foe. good grief. any pics from the recent missile strike?

    I think the main problem with Saudi forces are:

    1.) They over spend on equipment, and probably under spend on drills and exercises, to the point that the Saudi govt. is one of the greatest employers of mercenaries in the world. They're over-reliant on the gear to save the day, and not the actual operators.

    2.) Their military expenditure is designed solely for earning brownie points and political favors, so they buy from every where but specifically focus on private MIC (who are notorious for nickel and dimeing and bribe lobbyism), so in turn they have no real military doctrine except for just buying what ever gear looks coolest in brochures and video promos, and haphazardly put it together and try to make it work.....with 'fine' end results. But the real question is, with Saudi's overwhelmingly superiority in ELINT and SIGINT, how are their guys constantly being surprised and ambushed by Houthis? Is Saudi HUMINT so bad that it completely overshadows their ELINT/SIGINT superiority?



    ....KoTeMoRe, you wanna chime in?
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:48 pm

    The biggest issue is this.

    Saudis can spend and spend and spend and bury the Houthis in spending.
    It will maybe not win them the war but it would make it a very dicey situation for our second most favourite guys in the Insurrectional Division.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Fred333 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:17 pm

    If only it was possible to flood the Houthis with ATGMs and AA missiles, then the number of expensive firecrackers would increase exponentially, the Saudis seem worse than the SAA.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  max steel on Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:41 am

    Saudi forces shoot down 4 Houthi ballistic missiles


    Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted four ballistic missiles launched by Houthi insurgents in Yemen toward the Saudi cities of Khamis Mushayt and Abha early Tuesday, the Saudi-led Arab Coalition said.
    In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the Coalition command said the missiles were shot down and destroyed at 6:30 a.m. without causing any damage.

    A short video shared on social media showed Saudi Patriot missiles intercepting the Houthi missiles.

    As a further counter-measure, Coalition air forces immediately targeted the launching sites in Yemen, the statement said.

    It said the continued targeting by Houthi insurgents of Saudi cities with ballistic missiles “is the largest evidence of continuing smuggling of weapons to Yemen by all ways and means, especially from the port of Hodeidah.”

    Coalition forces and the US Navy have separately intercepted Iranian weapons being sent to Houthis in the past two years.
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    Re: Yemeni Conflict: News #2

    Post  Arctic_Fox on Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:41 pm

    Saudi military aircraft crashes over Yemen, at least 12 killed – reports

    https://www.rt.com/news/385184-saudi-plane-crash-yemen/

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