Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard
Exhibition of the achievements of the Houthi military industry (with a heavy Iranian accent).
New ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as new reconnaissance drones were presented.
It is expected that these weapons, including new ones, will be used by the Houthis both on the territory of Yemen against the interventionist troops and local collaborators, as well as against infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE (airports, military bases, ports, oil pipelines).
For Iran, the entire Yemeni war has become an excellent training ground, where in real combat conditions (via the hands of the Houthis) the latest samples of Iranian ballistic missiles, adjustable artillery shells, and reconnaissance and attack drone vehicles are being tested.
It is worth remembering that in the event of the start of a fully-fledged war against Iran, all of this can be used against tankers in the Red Sea in order to block oil exports through Jizan.
These guys are learning very well from us. A strong defense starts w/a strong offence.
Have Houthis developped those weapons by themselves or does Iran massively support and train Yemeni fighters as claimed by KSA ?
At least the kind of weapons show looks very much like an IRGC show.
There were stories quite a few years ago about Iran being able to divert American drones to fly to Iran where they were subsequently dismantled and inspected for what ever reasons.
How they were able to do this is anyone’s guess so I would believe that to make one simply takes aquiring the parts on the open mkt and tinkering from there. Where one diverts its educational resources is ones own business and there are a lot of talented people spanning the globe accomplishing various things
Perhaps this is what you were telling us.
From Wikipedia: On 4 December 2011, an American Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran. The Iranian government announced that the UAV was brought down by its cyberwarfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it, after initial reports from Western news sources inaccurately claimed that it had been “shot down”. The United States government initially denied the claims but later President Obama acknowledged that the downed aircraft was a US drone and requested Iran to return it.
According to unnamed U.S. officials, a U.S. UAV operated by the Central Intelligence Agency was flying on the Afghan side of the Afghanistan-Iran border when its operators lost control of the vehicle.[11
Stephen Trimble from Flight Global assumes UAV guidance could be targeted by 1L222 Avtobaza radar jamming and deception system supplied to Iran by Russia.
Yeah that could have been the one.
Actually, they look quite different. The ones shown here are much more primitive in form.
Question mark-how is the weather in Tel Aviv?
The blockade on Yemen would mean large ballistic missiles can’t be smuggled in from Iran. But a few skilled technicians and a few key parts could be smuggled into Yemen.
I would guess, an Iranian team has been teaching some skilled craftsmen in Yemen how to build these weapons. This would explain why the missile attacks have progressively become more frequent and more accurate, as the factory in Yemen gains experience.
What seems to matter is that the Houthis are using these weapons on a daily basis. The news is alight with stories of attacks on Saudi assets and Saudi infrastructure.
Drones and missiles are chasing the UAE troops out of the battlefield and they have stopped the massive Saudi advantage.
Praise God, the wrath of Yemen is properly prepared, and soon the Saudi pigs whill have nowhere to hide!
I call b.s.
Yemen is a medievil country with no advanced industry.
An anonymous BS call has no value
Perchance you should identify yourself thusly: Ignoramus.
Advance industry is merely a product of investment capital.
Yemen has intelligent poor people who have mastered the fundamentals of rocketry and drone technology.
If they had capital, they would not be so battered by the wealthy regimes next door and in the neighborhood.
What we see is a great human effort in self-defense. The Houthis have fought an amazing asymmetrical war.
As far as our Tel Avivial ‘colleagues’ are concerned, all Arabs and Moslems are ‘medieval’.
Let’s consider it from the other side.
When there is an as good as total blockade of Yemen by our benevolent Gulf states, dearly helped by the UK, then how would these weapons be delivered by Ze Iranians when even medicines and food are hard to reach them?
Yemen has had quite some ‘conflicts’, and maybe quite some left *stuff*. And they may be smarter then we think, also without college degrees.
Saudi Arabia and the other Zionist stooges in the Gulf : The UAE and Bahrain, spend $billions on weaponry and mercenary soldiers, and yet they
are still having their asses ripped off and handed to them by the Houthis in Yemen.
But Saudi Arabia under its clown prince – who initiated this war, likes to talk loosely and foolishly about war with Iran.
The Saudis have blockaded Yemen for years with even food and medicine being restricted, yet they continue to “cry wolf” about the Iranians aiding the Houthis.
So even with all the $billions of dollors worth of weapons at their diaposal the Saudis are no match for Houthis, let alone Iran.
This Yemeni war has been an unmitigated disaster for the Saudi boy king who has been play acting as the kingdom’s Defense Minister since 2015.
Mohammed Bin Salman is out of his league, in talking tough against Iran
The Houthis consider themselves part of the Resistance Axis but because of the blockade, gets mostly moral support from Iran.
A war against Iran would have dire consequences for the House of Saud, because the Iranian wolf that they keep crying about will finally make an appearance.
Long live the Houthis!
When the aggression against Yemen started, Bonesaw Bin Salman confidently expected it to last a couple of weeks at most, burnishing his credentials as a military genius and a serious political player.
4 years later, Salman is bogged down in a quagmire of his own making, with no end in sight. The Yemenis are a lot tougher than the degenerate Saudis, whose troops are all foreign mercenaries from Pakistan, Sudan and elsewhere. The UAE has a population of 1 million, with 7 million foreign indentured servants doing all the work, living in conditions of near slavery. These folks are no Spartans. They are the most decadent, degenerate folk on earth. On anything like a level playing field, the Yemenis would eat them for breakfast. Even with unlimited support from their US and UK accomplices, all they can hope to achieve is a decades long costly stalemate.
Instead, Salman is being hit hard, bled white by ongoing operations, with infrastructure being hit hard by missiles and drones. This is destabilising Saudi Arabia. If it continues, or if the aggression extends to Iran, Salman and his regime will crumble.
This is reminiscent of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran in 1980, confidently expected to last two weeks, which bled Iraq white. Or the more recent failed aggression against Syria. There is an unbroken record of catastrophic failure.
The destruction and killing is a sign of the Real Axis of Evil’s success, not failure. The intent is not victory, but ‘obliteration’ and extermination. Think like a serial genocidist.
The interesting thing here is that it proves that the latest military technology of the West can be readily reproduced by extremely poor countries with little infrastructure or industrial history. It is a real equalizer. Any attempts by the West to repeat its invasions of “primitive” countries will come at a much greater cost than in the past.
The real test for all poor countries under apartheid colonial threat is can they take down one or more B52 flying fortresses. According to one Col Lang all the yanks have to do to win any war, especiaslly against defenceless civilians, is plow them under with millions of tons of tnt and then God will sort it out. He’s a sick bastard with medals stained by the blood of thousands of inocents. Must be the Canadian in him shinning through. Hell awaits.
Being in Hanoi once, a very pleasing sight was various pieces of B 52 brought down by the Vietnamese. To put matters in context, there is the statue of the hero mother, Nguyen Thi Thu who lost her husband, nine sons and two grandsons in the ‘American War’, nearby.
The B52’s are quite vulnerable, Vietnam took down at least 19 with far more primitive SAM’s then what Iran possesses. Of course, the current B52’s are upgraded considerably from the Vietnam War versions and just because Iran could take them down easily doesn’t mean Lebanon could.
The big question for me is whether amongst the Hezbollah’s hidden assets are some Iranian supplied SAM systems. Theoretically it wouldn’t be very difficult to smuggle in and hide a few Khordad15 or at least a component or two of a Bavar373 amongst Lebanon’s southern hills.
I agree. Without wanting to minimize the craftmanship of the Houthi’s or the IRGC, we might also see here a law of diminishing returns of the MIC.
Compare it with that advanced Hawk drone that flew into the territorial waters of Iran. It had advanced radar detecting and jamming technologies onboard, the latest expensive gems of Raytheon, and it can reach an altitude of nearly 20 km, while most air defence systems can’t reach that.
Until they can. The Iranians shot it dryly out of the sky, and such a drone costs some 130 million dollars. What does a rocket installation cost?
A F22 Raptor is a formidable plane, unfortunately its stealth capabilities don’t function in the presence of rain and sand. And it needs an average of 60 hours of maintenance compared to one hour of flying.
Compare it to a car, which is ultimately a machine to bring you from A to B. Having driven lots of long distances, I know that speed alone is not the ultimate factor for your travel time.
Now your buddy tricks you in buying this fast Porsche. Buying it is quite an investment, but now you also have to maintain it. Few materials are standard. A set of tyres will cost you some 20000 euros, and then you haven’t paid the mechanic yet. And the life time will be less than half of a standard set. But yes, it’s a Porsche that will also bring you from A to B.
The world is changing. The Western technological superiority might be slipping away, and that is not a decisive factor too. Didn’t the US Army flee Vietnam, Lebanon, and when will that happen in Afghanistan?
Wait until the Houthi’s really blow up a Saudi desalination plant. That’s bloody inconvenient when potable water runs dry there (‘Hey, I thought it was far away and we’ll would be safe’. Isn’t this the mindset in the USA too?).
Where it will get nassty, if some other catastrophe does not take us out first, when CRISPR and other, and newer, genetic recombinant technologies reach psychopaths groups like Daash. And, of course, false attribution to these Western catspaws would be a convenient cover for the West to release some pathogen to fulfill ultimately the Oded Yinon Plan, and other aspects of the global ruling class’s long held eugenicist dreams. .
The the foreign minister of Iran said the move was “reversible” but they want that Iran could continue to reduce its commitment to the pact. Iran’s move is the second violation of the nuclear deal, not the first. The first violation happened by the US last year when President Trump pulled out of the deal and later imposed sanctions that had been lifted as part of the deal. Iran is reducing its compliance to the agreement because of American violation and reduction of the remaining signatures’ compliance. At least Iran has not reduce its compliance to ZERO like EU.
The decision to refine from 3.5% u 235 to 5% is purely symbolic.
So yes, Iran has violated the terms of the deal but only in a way that demonstrates their displeasure at the unilateral and unprovoked breaches by Hegemon.
Correction: Iran has still not violated the terms of the deal. There is a clause which pernits them to stop complying with the terms if the other parties violaye the terms first.
Since the US and P5 violayed the terms, Iran is free to invoke that clause, all the while remaining in compliance.
If history is any good we should just look at Hezbollah, made and trained by the IRGC. They are not kidding when they say that they will set the entire middle east including “the only democracy” ablaze.
Also, Hezbollah have ballistic missiles of varying degrees in the hundreds of thousands. Every square foot/meter of the shape-shifting Zionist entity mapped out for missile bombardment in redundancy.
And that’s not counting Iran’s total numbers of SRBM, IRBM, and long rage, two staged missile with a MIRV warhead. This missile performs by going real high, out of the atmosphere, then the independently maneuverable re-entry warheads bombard a given area, or areas. Its called ‘ Fractional Orbital Bombardment ‘, and Iran is said to have mastered this technology with some North Korean help.
In the event of a far-fetched, imo, war between the U.S./Israel and Iran and her allies in the greater Middle East, which includes the est. 400 million Shia adherents of Islam, in which to pull volunteers or young men, who can be trained, and fielded quickly. The forces of Hezbollah, IRGC, NDF, Iraqi PMU’s, Iraqi Hezbollah, Syrian Arab Army and its auxiliaries. Include the Arab and Assyrian tribes that are already readying themselves with what they see as a viciously led insurgency they will unleash .on foreign invaders into Syria.
These said forces have been fighting in real live combat for 7-8 years against a pernicious, zealous for who strive for a glorious fall on the battlefield. Syria was at the receiving end of an international plot of huge proportions, and now are posed to secure the countries borders. Turkey m, the U.S., British and tiny amount of special forces from these countries don’t really mean a thing. The heat can be turned on them quickly, up until a total insurgency by local Arab’s, of course with the help of Syrian intelligence, Military intelligence, Russian and also Chinese advisors and intelligence. The Russians want a number of persons in Idlib that are of Chechen origin, and they do not want them coming home. The Chinese have a lot of Turkey supported Uighur Muslim fighters in the Idlib zone that it too, does not want them coming back or rehabbed back home. But some are outright wanted individuals.
The forces of the Axis of Resistance won the protracted struggle in the general Middle East, strategically, morally and progressively thinking, that is they mastered the arts of combat in rural, desert, and urban terrain, and after 7-8 years of grueling warfare Financed by the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, France, Britain, with fundamentalist Wahhabism and Salafism, with sprinkles of Muslim Brotherhood schools of corrupt thought, hundreds of thousands of fighters and young affected young men gravitated to Syria in a tidal wave of a great storm. But in the end, they were squashed by the Syrian Arab Army, NDF, Hezbollah , IRGC, PMU’s and all other Iranian influenced group in the greater Middle East. These forces have by now been , through experience, been distilled down to perhaps the best fighting forces in the world.
If you imagine the axis of resistance constitutes anything other than Hezbollah and Iran … think again.
Why do you imagine Russia is supplying $billions in weapon sales to Saudi Arabia (including thermobaric MLRS TOS-1A)
Don’t wait on $aker to reply – just give your honest answer…
Please stop trolling other posts with the same questions – any further will go to trash. Mod.
Just speaking for myself, though @bored muslim can do that quite fine I’m sure.
If you are the poster hiding behind an Anonymous that my gut feeling thinks you are, then we know that the Saker has already given you an extensive reply in another thread on which I have few to add. Remember his last sentence?
This repeating of the MLRS TOS-1A is getting a nuisance. Got the news that they are negotiating a S400 deal too?
Enjoy the fine weather in Tel Aviv.
Maybe you should watch the following interview which is from a comment on another post. The journalist Sharmine Narwani makes a very good point about why Russia sells its defence products to all countries and the benefits of doing so – esp. the S400:
She is based in the ME and I think sees the bigger picture. Hopefully this, along with Saker’s response, will finally drive home some facts.
If you imagine the axis of resistance constitutes anything other than Hezbollah and Iran … think again.
– The Houthi
– Militias in Iraq
– Syria and groups in Syria
– Amal in Lebanon
– Groups in Afghanistan
Agree with that list Arch. Thank god you left out the Russians (and China).