Yemen unveils new generation of home-made missiles

The Yemeni army and popular forces unveiled the third generation of their home-made Al-Sorkha missiles that has already come into action in the war with Saudi Arabia.

The third generation of Al-Sorkha missile dubbed as ‘Al-Sorkha-III’ is fully home-made and is the fourth type of missile made by the Yemeni forces.

The third generation of Al-Sorkha enjoys a strikingly higher precision capability and is more powerful than the first and second generations.

Al-Sorkha-III missile is 2.4 meters long, equipped with a 15kg payload and has a range of 17 kilometers.

Also, the Yemeni forces launched missile attacks on the Saudi military bases in the province of Asir with their new upgraded missiles named ‘Qaher-I’.

Yemen’s new surface-to-surface missiles precisely hit Khalid bin Abdulaziz air base in Asir province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia, inflicting substantial losses on the Saudi army, the Arabic-language al-Masira news channel reported.

Qaher-I is an updated version of a Russian-made surface-to-surface missile.

Khalid bin Abdulaziz is located in Khamis Mushait region of Asir province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia.

On November 24, the Yemeni forces unveiled the second generation of their home-made Zalzal missiles.

The second generation of Zalzal missile was fully home-made and was the third type of missile made by the Yemeni forces.

In late May, the Yemeni revolutionary movement unveiled two Najm al-Saqeb (striking star) mid-range missiles with a range of 45km and 75km.

“The second generation of Zalzal has much higher precision than the first generation and several Zalzal missiles destroyed al-Qarn military base in Jizan province, Southern Saudi Arabia,” Yemen’s official news agency Saba quoted a military source as saying.

Zalzal missile is 2.5 meters long, it weighs 350 kilograms, is equipped with a warhead which is 90 centimeters long and weighs over 140 kilograms and has a range of 15 kilometers.

Al-Najm al-Saqeb1 is three meters long with a range of 45 kilometers and payload of 50 kilograms. Al-Najm al-Saqeb2 is five meters long with a range of 75 kilometers and a payload of 75 kilometers.

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