My analysis to Iranian and Yemeni cruise missiles
Ya-Ali, Quds, Soumar, Hoveizeh
Norbert Brügge, Germany
The story of the "Quds" cruise missiles began on 03 December 2017 with
an attack on a target in the United Arab Emirates. There is a revealing
video that was published by the Houthis.
The launch point must have been done far
in the Saudi Arabian desert, otherwise the target would not have been
reached. For this version speaks, because can be seen in the video, the
rotating rotor blades of a ready-to-go helicopter. The launch of a "Quds"
is certainly authentic, but was probably faulty. Foolishly, the sequence
of a launching Iranian "Soumar" was added to the video.
After a break of 18 months, the
"Quds" was deployed on 07 June 2019 in a devastating attack on the near
Abha airport in Saudi Arabia. Found debris clearly comes from a "Quds".
Weeks later, on 12 July 2019, the
Yemeni group Ansar Allah (Houthis) unveiled weapons that it has been using
to attack Saudi Arabia in recent months, including the ground-launched
cruise missile "Quds" that have been used to attack Abha International
Unprecedented is the concerted attack on the ARAMCO infrastructure on
14 September 2019, involving several "Quds" cruise missiles. In this case,
too, it must be concluded that the attack took place on Saudi Arabian
territory when the range of the "Quds" of about 700 km is taken into account.
A second cruise missile attack on
nearby Abha airport took place on 29 August 2019. A military Houthi spokesman
said in a tweet.
Yemeni Cruise missile "Quds" uses TBS TJ-100
turbo engines and is significantly smaller than "Soumar", and "Ya-Ali"
is smaller as "Quds"
(TBS Aerospace Inc. is an American company (Atlanta) with a branch
in Czech Republic)
Cruise missile "Soumar" uses Soviet Kh-55 R95-300