Saturday, April 20, 2024

Iranian-made cruise missile crashes in Sudan

An Iranian-made cruise missile, reportedly fired from Yemen towards a commercial vessel in the Red Sea, met an unexpected crash in Sudan.

Social media reports surfaced regarding an “unidentified missile” crashing and detonating in Sudanese territory.

While the precise cause of the missile’s crash remains uncertain, video footage circulated on social platforms displayed remnants purportedly belonging to the Quds-2 cruise missile, a weapon frequently employed by Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen to target civilian merchant ships.


Belonging to the Quds family of missiles, these weapons are Iranian-designed and primarily intended for land-based target engagements.

The Quds-2, an enhanced iteration of the Quds-1, boasts high speed and a range of approximately 1,350 kilometers (840 miles). These missiles are derivative designs based on Iran’s Soumar cruise missile, itself modeled after the Soviet-era Kh-55.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more