Dossier Shows 'Iranian' Missile that Landed in Saudi Arabia

November 17, 2017

Author: 

Jeremy Binnie

Publication: 

Jane's Defence Weekly

Related Country: 

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen

Saudi Arabian defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on November 4. It was identified by rebels as the Burkan-2H. This missile (and another launched from Yemen in July 2017) has a range of 900 km and was made in Iran, according to Saudi Arabia. Photographs of one of the recovered missiles shows the same markings as those seen on Iran's Qiam missile, according to a report by the Saudi-led coalition. Separately, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir claimed that the missile intercepted on November 4 had a guidance system and aluminum originating in Iran.