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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepts ‘Ballistic Missile’ Launched By Houthis Over Najran

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Saudi-led Coalition Intercepts ‘Ballistic Missile’ Launched By Houthis Over Najran

Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing

The Saudi military announced on June 13 that its air-defense forces had intercepted a “ballistic missile” over the Kingdom’s southern province of Najran.

Col. Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the missile was launched by the Houthis from the northern Yemeni province of Saada, a stronghold of the group.

“The militias [Houthis] have deliberately attempted to target civilian infrastructure and civilians in Najran, as a result, some civilians were lightly wounded by shrapnel from the missile,” the spokesman said, stressing that the missile was “intercepted and destroyed.”

The spokesman also claimed that the Houthis recently made several attempts to target Saudi Arabia’s southern region. A number of drones allegedly targeted Najran and the city of Khamis Mushait on May 27 and June 1.

The Houthis have not commented to the Saudi-led coalition’s claims,. The Yemen group does not announce 100% of its attacks.

In the last few months, the Houthis decreased their missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia. The step was meant to facilitate a ceasefire in Yemen. However, the continued airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition may have pushed the group to step up these attacks once again.

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chris chuba

If the missile was intercepted then how do the Saudis know what was being targeted?

Icarus Tanović

Good one, true indeed…

Justin

..YOURE A DUMB ASS!
1. the intercept missiles only have a range of 20km in most cases! RE: Pantsirs, Buk M2’s, Patriots. So the tracking of the missile dictates its target! thats why they are called BALLISTIC missiles and why they can be easily targeted! They only go up and come down they DO NOT manoeuvre in flight, they merely follow a pre set trajectory! Its pretty friggin simple to be honest! in fact the trajectory is pretty much how these targets are shot down!
Everyone has been saying how dumb people are on this site and u have just proven it and so too have the morons who upvoted your comment and agreed!
Let me explain like youre 7 years old!
if i throw a rock at a yellow car, but there are 10 cars of different colours, how do you know i was trying to hit the yellow car? because the rock (which cannot deviate mid flight) was heading exactly for it! ?Then when the rock was on its way down to the yellow car, you intercepted it with a rock of your own!
And then some MORON comes along called “Chris Chuba” and says “If the rock was intercepted then how do we know that the yellow car was being targeted?”

Then u also have the fact of tracking! its called radar!
then calculating its trajectory! its called computers!
Then u have the location in which the missile was shot down! its called the downwards trajectory in which the BALLISTIC missile was heading down (from space or very high altitude)!

You should delete your comment!
The fact it was a BALLISTIC missile was enough to know how dumb u are!
Did it say “cruise missile”?
Did it say “hypersonic gliding missile”?
NO!

Why are u on this website when u dont have BASIC understanding of weapons systems?
Why are dumb people up voting u?

No wonder i left this site 2 years a go!
i only have to scroll down TO THE FIRST COMMENT to see how dumb people are!

Dejan Ružić

on the spot ! ;)

Justin

.YOURE A DUMB ASS!
1. the intercept missiles only have a range of 20km in most cases! RE: Pantsirs, Buk M2’s, Patriots. So the tracking of the missile dictates its target! thats why they are called BALLISTIC missiles and why they can be easily targeted! They only go up and come down they DO NOT manoeuvre in flight, they merely follow a pre set trajectory! Its pretty friggin simple to be honest! in fact the trajectory is pretty much how these targets are shot down!
Everyone has been saying how dumb people are on this site and u have just proven it and so too have the morons who upvoted your comment and agreed!
Let me explain like youre 7 years old!
if i throw a rock at a yellow car, but there are 10 cars of different colours, how do you know i was trying to hit the yellow car? because the rock (which cannot deviate mid flight) was heading exactly for it! ?Then when the rock was on its way down to the yellow car, you intercepted it with a rock of your own!
And then some MORON comes along called “Chris Chuba” and says “If the rock was intercepted then how do we know that the yellow car was being targeted?”

Then u also have the fact of tracking! its called radar!
then calculating its trajectory! its called computers!
Then u have the location in which the missile was shot down! its called the downwards trajectory in which the BALLISTIC missile was heading down (from space or very high altitude)!

You should delete your comment!
The fact it was a BALLISTIC missile was enough to know how dumb u are!
Did it say “cruise missile”?
Did it say “hypersonic gliding missile”?
NO!

Why are u on this website when u dont have BASIC understanding of weapons systems?
Why are dumb people up voting u?

No wonder i left this site 2 years a go!
i only have to scroll down TO THE FIRST COMMENT to see how dumb people are!

Justin

lol, you serious?

Justin

YOURE A DUMB ASS!
1. the intercept missiles only have a range of 20km in most cases! So the tracking of the missile dictates its target! thats why they are called BALLISTIC missiles and why they can be easily targeted! They only go up and come down they DO NOT manoeuvre in flight, they merely follow a pre set trajectory! Its pretty friggin simple to be honest! in fact the trajectory is pretty much how these targets are shot down!
Everyone has been saying how dumb people are on this site and u have just proven it and so too have the morons who upvoted your comment and agreed!
Let me explain like youre 7 years old!
if i throw a rock at a yellow car, but there are 10 cars of different colours, how do you know i was trying to hit the yellow car? because the rock (which cannot deviate mid flight) was heading exactly for it! ?Then when the rock was on its way down to the yellow car, you intercepted it with a rock of your own!
And then some MORON comes along called “Chris Chuba” and says “If the rock was intercepted then how do we know that the yellow car was being targeted?

Then u also have the fact of tracking! its called radar!
then calculating its trajectory! its called computers!
Then u have the location in which the missile was shot down! its called the downwards trajectory in which the BALLISTIC missile was heading down (from space or very high altitude)!

You should delete your comment!
The fact it was a BALLISTIC missile was enough to know how dumb u are!
Did it say “cruise missile”?
Did it say “gliding missile”?
NO!

Why are u on this website when u dont have BASIC understanding of weapons systems?
Why are dumb people up voting u?

No wonder i left this site 2 years a go!
i only have to scroll down TO THE FIRST COMMENT to see how dumb people are!

TheVitruvianMan

Right, people here post really dumb things, I barely read the comments.

occupybacon

LOL you are new here, don’t you?

Justin

nah been here since 2015 when Russia got into the war! before that i was focussing on Russia and Ukraine!

i dont comment here much anymore!

chris chuba

Sure it’s a BALLISTIC missile and then they use ‘computers’ to calculate the trajectory but they only need to do that from the point where the ‘radar’ tracks to to the point of interception.

This article makes no mention of where the Patriot missile system was deployed, whether it intercepted the missile near the start, middle, or termination of its trajectory. If it was at any place other than the every end of its flight path they are guessing because it’s not the job of the anti-missile system to determine the end point of the missile, just its interception point.

Justin

Do you know the range of the patriot? of the pantsir?
Saudi KNOWS where it was launched from!
Of course launches can be detected the very minute it takes off!
They do have satelittes looking down over the area they are at war!
Also a ballistic missile is not stealth!
They can track this thing from start, middle and finish!
These ballistic missiles (depending on this distance) can go into space!
Radars pick it up mostly after launch and even if they picked it up late that will still determine which city, target it was heading for!

THEY KNOW where it going to hit! jesus how hard is it to understand?
if i throw a rock and a radar and computer is tracking it they KNOW where its going to hit! thats how they intercept it! They send the patriot missile to where the ballistic missile is going to be! the patriot doesnt get behind the ballistic missile and chase it! it intercepts it! and the patriot doesnt intercept in space at the half way point! it only intercepts at the terminal point!

Even lonf range SAM”s like the s500 or s400 can only intercept at a later point (in space or high altitude)! To do this the target must be tracked!

Ballistic launchers are EASILY detected immediately after launch because they do not fly below the curvature of the earth like a cruise missile, they do not deviate their path! They do not glide! they are immediately detected, tracked and intercepted! A failure to intercept does not mean they didnt know where it was going to hit, its just a failure of the missile or tracking system by maybe a millisecond!

why dont u do some reading because from my point of view u are ASSUMING and its very basic knowledge!

Justin

it takes 2 fucking seconds to google

PDF —>https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monograph_reports/2006/MR737.pdf
https://mae.ufl.edu/~uhk/ICBM.pdf

Better than making absolute STUPID comments for other STUPID people to up vote!

“How are missiles detected?
Launches are detected almost instantly because the missiles pick up the infrared heat signature of the launch. Then other classified intelligence systems begin to quickly calculate the trajectory of the missile based on the telemetry or electronic signals it emanates.”

“On detecting a ballistic missile launch, the radars track the missile’s trajectory, fire an interceptor to shoot it down, and prepare further interceptors to be launched if the first one misses.”

“All ballistic missile defence systems consist of a network of tracking and guidance radars, and the interceptor launchers.

On detecting a ballistic missile launch, the radars track the missile’s trajectory, fire an interceptor to shoot it down, and prepare further interceptors to be launched if the first one misses.”

“The first and most prominent is Terminal High Altitude Area Defence, or THAAD, which the US has deployed in South Korea. THAAD is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of flight – that is, as the ballistic missile is re-entering the atmosphere to strike its target.”

“The second relevant system is Patriot PAC-3, which is designed to provide late terminal phase interception – that is, after the missile has re-entered the atmosphere. ”

“Perhaps the most capable system currently in operation in the region is the Aegis naval system, which is deployed on US and Japanese destroyers. It is designed to intercept ballistic missiles in the mid-course phase of flight – that is, when the missile is outside of earth’s atmosphere and transiting to its target.”

chris chuba

And the Patriot will intercept it at the terminal phase as soon as it comes in range, correct, or will it wait for the ballistic missile to be within 100ft of its target?
The Patriot has a 20km range, it’s stationed in Narjan, giving it a circumference of 40km, are you telling me that there are no military targets in the border city.

If the KSA intercepts the ballistic missile as soon as it comes in range, the Patriot will only track the missile in order to destroy it, not to extrapolate the its final target was. If it did then Col. Turki al-Maliki would have said, ‘those bastards were trying to destroy a bubblegum factory during peak work hours employing 200 mothers’ instead of a more vague, ‘civilian infrastructure’.

Justin

1. i am telling u that yes they know where the missile is heading and its target!

2. A BALLISTIC MISSILE DOES NOT DEVIATE OR MANOEUVRE (especially in its terminal FAZE!) its literally FALLING down to its target! its not a cruise missile! its just an explosive smart rock that has been thrown (so to speak)

Of course they know where its going to land! are u stupid?
if they can intercept it with a mere kinetic missile (which means they know where the missile is going to be whilst travelling at Mach # speeds) then of course they know where its going to land!

Dude, seriously….. u are sounding dumber and dumber each time u reply!
I feel like im talking to a kid here!

UNDERSTAND WHAT “BALLISTIC” MEANS!
Understand what “trajectory” means!
Understand the ark a ballistic missile follows!
They are the easiest (although most far reaching) missiles to detect, track and intercept simply because they are an explosive smart rock that has been thrown from one location to another! Thats it!

and u think that whilst this missile is in its terminal phase that they dont know where its going to land YET at the same time u can accept that the missile can be intercepted in mid air flying at various Mach speeds!

its like u were born with half a brain! Seriously!
i sent u 2 pdf’s to explain it and u are still coming back!
u didnt even know that they are detected ON LAUNCH!

Dude, your next reply should be “sorry im dumb” or no reply at all! because u are making things worse for yourself and i have a habit of screen capturing dumb comments and posting them later on this site when i feel its convenient!

Justin

it does not track its heat signature lol! its NOT an infrared heat seeking missile lol! the Ballistic missile already dropped its 1st and 2nd stage engines! its fucking falling u dumb moron! its a fucking rock!

it tracks its trajectory!
The ballistic missile is falling! FALLING
it doesnt have a rocket engine running!
it doesnt have a fucking jet engine either!

in fact the rocket engine was dropped in its 1st and 2nd phase!
its just a falling war head u moron! its a FUCKING BALLISTIC MISSILE!
GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK HEAD!

ITS A FUCKING ROCK!
How do you shoot down a rock?
Radar and tracking!
JESES FUCKING CHRIST I FEEL LIKE IM TALKING TO A FUCKING CHILD!

chris chuba

They know how to track and shoot down ‘the rock’ while it is in the air. The Patriot for ballistic missiles has a range of 35,000 km and an altitude close to 80,000 ft. It will intercept the missile as soon as it is in range.

Is it possible to determine where the ballistic missile would land given its trajectory? Yes. Does the Patriot battery do that? No. It does just enough calculation to determine which battery should fire and how intercept it as soon as possible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM-104_Patriot#Operation
You are assuming functionality that is not required.

Justin

Hey….. wait a minute!
YOU said : “Is it possible to determine where the ballistic missile would land given its trajectory? Yes. Does the Patriot battery do that? No.”

Are u trying to change the discussion from “you disagreeing that the saudi’s new where it was going to land” to “the patriot battery doesnt do that”?

You sly rat!
YOU originally said: “If the missile was intercepted then how do the Saudis know what was being targeted?”
Then you said:
“Is it possible to determine where the ballistic missile would land given its trajectory? Yes. Does the Patriot battery do that? No”

CONTRADICTION!
I told u to either not reply or just say u didnt know!

Nobody said if the patriot battery does the tracking! my GUESS is that there are various tracking and targeting radars! some may even be in space, who knows! i dont assume to know what equipment is used to detect, track and kill a ballistic missile! what i do know (which is common knowledge) that a ballistic missile is detected and tracked usually from launch (because the sooner u know about it the sooner u can prepare for it). I also know that the missile is dumb! it falls like a rock! i also know that for many decades, humans have had computers that can calculate the ark of an object in real time! hell we can do it ourselves with pencil and paper but not in real time!

all i know is that the missile is a falling rock and all that had to occur is for it to be tracked and met at a certain point with another rock!

How its detected and tracked is a question for the people who created the systems!

in the end, you comment on “how did they know” is a dumb comment! defending it is even dumber! then contradicting yourself is the dumbest of dumb!

Justin

It doesnt get any dumber than this folks!
Remember his name and note that anything he says from now should not be taken seriously! This website is riddled with Dumb asses!

Dumb ass commentcomment image

Contradicts himself proving he is dumb!comment image

occupybacon

Upvoted because it’s a representative comment

Assad must stay

i hope it wasnt intercepted and that the missile caused lots of damage

Icarus Tanović

Hundred more to come next days and weeks.

Furkan Sahin

LONG LIVE ABDUL MALIK HOUTHIS YEMEN SNAKE :D

cechas vodobenikov

trusting a saudi is like trusting an anglo, naive and ludicrous—the amerikans claimed the Iranian missiles failed….after Danish troops contradicted this they were forced to admit that at least 63 casualties occurred—whereever the racist anglos r found they r genocidal —amerikans with the Indians, Australians w aborigines, NZ w Maori, Canadians w Cree, Inuit, British w Irish, Welsh

occupybacon

63 casualities admitted by Americans? I bet nobody here is aware of this news, can you post a link?

Justin

And the Iranians first claimed their passenger jet was shot down by the US! they said the USA hi-jacked an Iranian surface to air missile then shot it down!

u believe iran? a nation that was starving its people and charging double for gas?

Did u know Solemani was a Jewish Iranian?

Would u trust a jew?

Justin

Genocidal?
Really?
So let me guess…. China is isnt genocidal?
All those 1 million muslims they have imprisoned and selling their organs on the market!

All those people that went to the Gulag during soviet times? Thats not genocide?

i dont care what country u are from, u have murdered people in mass!

Russia and china the most! FACTS!

Justin

u know whats real?

Shaking hands with Kim Jung Un across the DMZ and making him stop testing nukes and firing medium or long range missiles

Killing Bagdaddi

Killing Solemani

All of them have gone dead quiet!
They wont dare say another word!

Justin

Russians with Chechnyans
Russians with their own people
Russians with Swede’s who built st petersburg for u!

Shall i list more?

The worst of all is white russians killing white russians!
Your stalin killed the best and most smartest of Russians!
And ur older generation russians are still brain washed and in denial!

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