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Houthis Destroy Saudi Vehicles With Iranian Copy Of TOW ATGM (Video)


On November 29, the media wing of the Houthis released a video showing Houthi fighters destroying two military vehicles of the Saudi military in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan with Iranian Toophan anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

This was the first time this Iranian weapon was seen in the Yemeni battlefield.

According to experts, the Toophan is the Iranian copy of the US-made TOW ATGM system. Some variants of the Toophan ATGM have a range of more than 3.5km and can overcome reactive armour then penetrate 900mm of rolled homogeneous armour (RHA). Just like the TOW, the Toophan is guided by semi-automatic command to line of sight (SACLOS).

While this is the first time the Toophan is documented in the hands of the Houthis, the Saudi-led coalition foiled an attempt by Iranian intelligence to smuggle missiles of this type to the Yemeni group three years ago.

Houthis Destroy Saudi Vehicles With Iranian Copy Of TOW ATGM (Video)

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In the last few months, the Houthis destroyed dozens of vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition throughout Yemen and in southern Saudi Arabia, which indicates that Iran has stepped up its ATGM supplies to the Yemeni group. This will likely create more tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.

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  • Concrete Mike

    Paybacks a bitch.

    Nice to see houthis reach out and touch SA at home

  • Sinbad2

    The US gave Stingers to al Qaeda to kill Russians, some time later Iran reverse engineered the Stinger.
    Pretty soon the Taliban will be killing Americans in Afghanistan with TOW’s.

    If stupidity was an Olympic sport, the USA would win the gold medal.

    • Yankee Doodle

      I agree.
      The other day on another post I wrote a similar thing to what you have just stated:

      ………….also, my gut tells me that MANPADs will soon appear in Afghanistan (very, very, conspicuously absent)……….Russia and Iran have clearly both held back the MANPADs (and the people who can use them properly) from turning up in Afghanistan. Many people question why.MANPADS and other light missiles will greatly level the playing field and force the UK and US to think about strategies pretty quick……………………………

      Now, with this post, clearly all the kit is being battlefield tested before deployment. It may even turn up in Lebanon with Hezbullah. Whilst S300 is still up in Syria now would be a good time to run a few hundred units over to that side of the sand, along a few other suprises.

    • Konrad Ingvarssen

      Quick question. There has been ongoing conflict between Shia and Sunnis in Pakistan for a number of years. Hatred of the Shia has been an integral part of some radical Sunni ideologies, including parts of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, both of which have influence in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Wouldn’t the Iranians be understandably worried about handing out advanced weapons to these groups? I wouldn’t trust the promises of any of the insurgents in Afghanistan that these weapons wouldn’t be used against the Iranians, even if they are sincerely made when the weapons are given. It’s just too volatile a place. I’m really not sure that empowering the Afghan insurgents is really in Iranian interest and I think the Iranians are smart enough to know that.

  • Potato Potato

    Saudi Army is the most toothless paper tiger military in the world. Canadian Army could route those dumber-than-rock Bedouins.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Seriously, average Saudi is dumber than a sack of Idaho potatoes. MBS the dumb savage headchopper is a prime example :)

      • Wolfgang Wolf

        thats why some people call them “sand – muppets” )))

  • Balázs Jávorszky

    Iran has consistently denied weapons deliveries to Ansar Allah, and I seriously doubt this footage is genuine. Furthermore there is no way you can tell the weapon is Iranian apart from the claim. The picture actually looks like those taken during the SAA campaign in northern Latakia back in 2015, with the Houthi chant put in the voice band. All in all, this looks like an anti-Iranian propaganda piece, and I wonder why Southfront chose to publish it.

    • beypuutyina

      in the last year southfront went south

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Actually, besides the toofan, the Ansarollah are also now using the most deadly Dehelevieh super Kornet that was designed to cut through the most modern US and Zionist tanks like a hot knife through butter. Iran tested them on captured Abrams and Merkeva’s and then perfected them even further. The Ansarollah are operating in small Hezbollah style ATGM killer teams. Even the Syrian Special Forces (Pink Panthers) in 1982 with Milans wreaked havoc on Zionist tanks capturing many that are now parked outside the army museum in Damascus. The vast mountain and rock terrain of Yemen is far better for determined ATGM hunter killer teams than congested south Lebanon where the Zionist scum targeted civilian villages indiscriminately when Hezbollah whupped their sorry arse. The Iranian Deheleviah can hit a target 8kms on a laser riding beam and is basically fire and forget. It is about to make a deadly debut in eastern Euphrates valley against all unauthorized occupation criminal forces.

  • Wolfgang Wolf

    and now send air defense and shoot down those hired shlomo pilots – done.

  • potcracker2588

    so sweet as candy….give them more…