Yemen rebel rpt use of captured SS-21 Scarab tactical ballistic missile

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Yemen rebel rpt use of captured SS-21 Scarab tactical ballistic missile.

SS-21 Scarab – is a Soviet tactical ballistic missile OTR-21 Tochka. The OTR-21 is a mobile missile launch system, designed to be deployed along with other land combat units on the battlefield. While the FROG-7 is large and relatively inaccurate, the OTR-21 is much smaller. The missile itself can be used for precise strikes on enemy tactical targets, such as control posts, bridges, storage facilities, troop concentrations and airfields. The fragmentation warhead can be replaced with a nuclear, biological or chemical warhead. The solid propellant makes the missile easy to maintain and deploy.

At the beginning of the war in Yemen, was ten SS-21 Scarab tactical ballistic missile

Joseph Dempsey

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