WEAPONS TRANSFERRED TO THE HOUTHI MILITIA AND EMPLOYED IN THE CONFLICT IN YEMEN (2015-ongoing)
Zelzal-1 Artillery Rocket
|WEAPON NAME||Zelzal-1 Artillery Rocket|
The Zelzal is an Iranian variant of the Soviet FROG 7 artillery ballistic missile. It has a substantially higher range and payload than Hezbollah’s Katyusha and Fajr rockets. The Zelzal-1 has a range of 125-160 km while carrying a 600 kg high explosive (HE) warhead. It has a length of 8.325 m, a body diameter of 610 mm, and a launch weight of 2,950 kg. → missilethreat.csis.org
(?) Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Tehran, IRAN
Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) has said that missiles made in Tehran were recently used in Yemen by Houthi militias in cross border attacks against Saudi Arabia. The Zelzal-family rockets are Iranian made solid propellant missiles that has been known to be used by Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah forces. The news comes despite Iranian denials of their direct involvement in sending weapons to Yemen.
|IDENTIFICATION||Firing group of missile”Zelzal-1” on Saudi invaders’ bases southern of Kilo-16 in Yemen’s west coast (Nov. 18, 2018)|
|GEOLOCATION||Kilo 16, al-Hudaydah, Yemen → 14°47’48.4”N 43°04’21.2”E|