Yemeni missile beat US missile defense systems in Saudi Arabia: Research
Despite Saudi Arabia’s constant denials, new evidence shows that a Yemeni ballistic missile fired last month did hit the Riyadh airport a short while ago, according to a new report.
The Yemeni army, backed by Ansarullah fighters, announced on November 5, that the Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) medium-range ballistic missile had landed on King Khalid International Airport, located 35 kilometers north of the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Saudi officials rushed to deny the news, putting on display parts of the actual missile to back up their own claim that the missile had been shot down by American Patriot missile system, which is designed to counter missile threats.
New evidence, however, has further revealed the bitter truth that the Riyadh regime has been so adamantly trying to hide: Yemenis were indeed able to fire a ballistic missile from over 600 miles (more than 965 km) and successfully land it on a target deep inside the kingdom.
In a new report published Monday, The New York Times provided satellite data and visual evidence that proved the success of the Yemeni missile forces, or to put it more clearly, the failure of the US military’s supposedly cutting-edge missile defense system in deterring a missile of the Scud family, which have been around since the 1950s.
Citing evidence analyzed by a team of missile experts, the Times reported that “the missile’s warhead flew unimpeded over Saudi defenses” and “detonated so close to the domestic terminal that customers jumped out of their seats.”