The Houthis captured French-Canadian ERYX anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) during the recent Operation Victory from God in the southern Saudi province of Najran.
The missiles’ containers were spotted in a video, which was released by the Houthis’ media wing on October 1 showing the second phase of the operation.
Developed by European missile company MBDA, the ERYX ATGM was designed to counter armored vehicles, bunkers, pillboxes and even for limited use as an anti-aircraft weapon.
The ERYX has an operational range of 50–600 m. The missile is guided by semi-automatic command to line of sight (SACLOS) and its warhead is capable of penetrating 900 mm of rolled homogeneous armour (RHA) behind reactive armour.
Houthi fighters captured many weapons, dozens of vehicles and loads of ammunition during Operation Victory from God, which took place in the period from August to September.