On June 30, the Yemeni Missiles Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had launched a new short range “ballistic missile” at a gathering of Saudi-led coalition troops on the western coast of Yemen. A day earlier, coalition forcers were targeted with a missile of the very same type.
The Saudi-led coalition has not commented on both missile strikes yet. Furthermore, no hits or interceptions have been reported by any Yemeni source.
The Yemeni al-Masirah TV reported that the Yemeni Missile Force will reveal the new short range “ballistic missile” in the upcoming days. According to the pro-Houthis TV channel, the new missile was developed with “pure Yemeni experiences.”
On March 22, the Yemeni Missile Forces revealed a “short range ballistic missile” named Bader-1. Later experts determined that the Badr-1 is a copy of the Iranian Fajr-3 artillery rocket as both rockets appear to have similar diameter and length.
The new Yemeni “ballistic missile” may be an upgraded variety of Badr-1 with a heaver warhead and a shorter range – Badr-1 range is over 40km – or even a copy of the more modern Iranian Fajr-5 artillery rocket.