A multirole combat aircraft was downed by the Soviet system S-75 “Dvina” (video)
RIYADH, (BM) – BulgarianMilitary.com reported last week that downed a tornado warplane belonging to “enemy forces” in Al-Jawf. Yemen’s Houthis military spokesperson, Yahya Saria said the warplane was downed with an advanced air-to-ground missile.
Read more: Yemen’s Houthis downed a warplane
Contrary to the fact that most of the Soviet weapons can no longer be used to effectively combat enemy missiles and aircraft, it became known that it was with such an air defense system that a supersonic fighter-bomber was destroyed that only violated Yemen’s border for 25 seconds.
“According to the Western media, the Hussites could get several Sayyad-2 complexes made in Iran. Sayyad-2 is actually a Middle Eastern modification of the Soviet S-75 Dvina air defense system. Dvina analogs were produced in China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is noted that the blow could have been inflicted with the help of this modification of the Soviet missile,” the Military Review cites information.
However, it is also noteworthy that the Hussites themselves claim that they are talking about a modernized air defense system, while today, only Ukraine and Belarus are engaged in the modernization of such systems, and therefore, it is possible that it was precisely these countries that could supply similar air defense systems to the Ansar Allah movement.
It should be clarified that the Saudi Arabian Air Force suffer heavy losses due to the presence of even morally obsolete air defense systems in the possession of the Hussites – only since the beginning of this year, Riyadh lost at least 5 unmanned aerial vehicles and one combat aircraft over Yemen.
Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe and read our stories in News360App in AppStore or GooglePlay or in FeedlyApp in AppStore or GooglePlay
Subscribe to Google News