On January 26, the Yemeni Missile Force [loyal to the Houthis] announced that it had launched a Badir-1P precision-guided rocket at gatherings of Saudi-backed Yemeni forces in the Kingdom’s southern province of Jizan.
“Praise be to God, the missile force launched a Badir-1P smart rocket at gatherings of the mercenaries east of [the village of] al-Tuwal … the rocket hit its target accurately,” the al-Masirah TV quoted a source in the Yemeni Missile Force as saying.
The Badir-1P, which was revealed on October 27, is an INS\GPS guided copy of the Badir-1 solid fuel artillery rocket. Experts believe that the Badir-1 family is derived from the Iranian-made Fajir-5 rocket.
A few hours after the rocket attack, a suicide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Yemeni Air Force [also loyal to the Houthis] targeted a gathering of the Saudi military in province of Asir, east of Jizan. Al-Masirah claims that the attack was successful.
The Yemeni Air Force didn’t reveal the type of the UAV that was used in the attack. However, it is very likely that it was of the new Qasef-2k type. The UAV is armed with a heavy high-explosive fragmentation (HE-frag) warhead that explodes 10 to 20 meters over the target.