Sana’a (YE) – Since the military campaign launched by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen since March 2015, the Yemeni missile capabilities increased significantly and began to take a strategic level over the past 30 months until it reached the stage of industrialization, development and military production.
In this important sector, starting with short-range missiles (Zelzal1, 2, and 3) then long-range ballistic missiles that are highly destructive and have bombed vital targets in the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the UAE recently as systems (Burkan 1, Burkan H2 and the new system of missiles K Rose Strategy).
From this important and remarkable level, the Yemeni missile program has become a military formula that is difficult to overcome or neglect.
When talking about the capabilities of this program, both in the level of production capacity of the systems and the level of military operations, it showed during the war on Yemen a number more than observers imagined. The Yemeni missile force fired missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia which numbered about 83 rockets According to the spokesman of the coalition forces, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki.
This includes rockets launched almost daily on coalitions camps and assemblies and forces and rules of Saudi Arabia and the UAE at the internal level in Yemen.
All this confirms that the ability of the Yemeni missile force to production is very large for the systems of various kinds.
The repercussions and the political, field dimensions of the Yemeni missiles topped the scene and the events in Saudi Arabia, especially after the failure of the thunderous Patriot defense system and the arrival of these missiles to sensitive areas inside the capital of Riyadh.
Where the coalition’s spokesman (Turki bin Saleh) statement, which is the first of its kind, expresses the ramifications of the Yemeni political, military and security missiles, described them as “a serious and dangerous threat to Saudi national security, especially regional security in general.”
In order for this to happen without shedding the face of the Saudi regime before the world, the latter claimed that Iran is the reason for the smuggling of ballistic missiles to (Houthis) in Yemen.
From this point of view, the Saudi regime was able to create an international cover for it. Starting with the international positions to hold meetings in the Security Council, they developed a play showing the remnants of Yemeni missiles in Washington to confirm that they are Iranian-made in front of regional and international public opinion.
The coalition uses economic sanctions to tighten the suffocating siege on the Yemeni people under a consensual umbrella of the United Nations and the international community on the other hand, which led in time to bring the Yemeni people into the depths of the worst human disaster known in history.
The future of Yemeni missiles is clear through recent events, especially after targeting areas in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, so it takes a significant upward trend in capacity and empowerment on the ground.
So perhaps we can judge that the Yemeni missile program is the first equation that will have geopolitical dimensions and repercussions that will turn the scene of coalition’s war on Yemen into tracks in the balance of deterrence and fire will be fired to hit Saudi Arabia and the UAE directly.
This post originally ran on YemenExtra.
Translated by Shefa’a A.