Saudi PAC-2 missiles successfully intercepted Houthis surface-to-surface Qaher-1 missile

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Saudi PAC-2 missiles successfully intercepted Houthis surface-to-surface Qaher-1 (S-75 ) missile.

Earlier Yemen resistance forces launched ” Qaher 1″ Missile that weights 2 Tons with 300 Km range, targeting Saudi Jizan Airport on the 4th of Dec 2015.

Yemeni forces hit Jizan airport in Southern Saudi Arabia with their new surface-to-surface ballistic missiles on Monday.

“The Qaher-I missile precisely hit the target, the Jizan airport; the third such missile used in the past 24 hours to target military positions in Southern Saudi Arabia,” Yemeni military sources told FNA.

The first Qaher-I ballistic missiles targeted Khalid bin Abdulaziz air base in Asir province in Southwestern Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Qaher-I is an updated version of a Russian-made S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile system, producing a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can hit targets in a range of 500 kilometers.

The military innovation came after Ansarullah forces realized that the S-75 missiles cannot be efficiently utilized for targeting the advanced military warplanes belonging to a Saudi-led military coalition, which have been pounding Yemen for about nine months.

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