"On August 26, Ansar Allah (the Houthis) for the first time used a squadron of Sammad-3 (Invincible-3) combat drones to strike an “important military target” in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh.
A spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said that the drones struck the designated target with great precision, reiterating that the strikes were in response to the continued Saudi-led alliance’s crimes and aggression against Yemen, and its blockade of the war-torn Arab country.' SF
When I was DATT in Yemen long ago the North Yemeni Army was beginning to develop skill in using SCUD missiles provided by the USSR. In those days (early 80s) the Soviets supplied both North and South Yemen. We and the Saudis restricted our supply activities to Salih's North Yemen. Thie Soviet policy was odd because there was a flaming proxy war going on between the two Yemens.
Now, the Ansarallah/Salih Loyalists have a wide array of ballistic missiles and UAVs. Are these manufactured in Iran as the US government claims? IMO components of them may be and then these are assembled in Houthi/Salih loyalist controlled parts of Yemen. If a lot of this materiel is wholly Iranian made why does it not show up somewhere else in the hands of other Iranian "allies?" And, how does it get to Yemen? By ship?
I have been unable to find a single document that describes all the different types of missiles,UAVs, but one of you will do that.
This particular bird does not look like a "throw away." What does it do? Does it fly up to Riyadh, fire a missile at a target and then fly home to the Yemeni mountains? What does it do? pl