Saudi Arabian Air Defence Forces have destroyed Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen 10802161

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Saudi Arabian Air Defence Forces have destroyed Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen.
Saudi Arabian air defenses on Monday, February 8, 2016, intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired at Khamis Mushait city where a major airbase is located, the coalition fighting in Yemen said. The missile was intercepted at about 03H00 in the morning, said Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the coalition.
     
Saudi Arabian air defenses on Monday, February 8, 2016, intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired at Khamis Mushait city where a major airbase is located, the coalition fighting in Yemen said. The missile was intercepted at about 03H00 in the morning, said Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman for the coalition. Army Spc. Timothy Jones, Bravo Battery 1-43 ADA Patriot Launch Station operator/maintainer, rotates a launching station to ensure no faults during a missile reload certification event at a non-disclosed Southwest Asia location, Feb. 8, 2010. (DVIDS image)
     
In July 2015, the U.S. State Department approved a $5.4 billion sale of 600 Lockheed-made Patriot PAC-3 missiles to Saudi Arabia. The

According the Saudi Gazette website, Saudi armed forces have deployed batteries of Patriot missiles to counter ballistic missile fired from Yemen. Currently, Saudi Air Defence Forces have a total of 16 batteries of Patriot PAC-2 missiles.

According military sources, Yemen has a total of 6 Scud-B launcher units.

Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The Scud-B is the successor of the Scud-A which is the most popular Scud missile in service with many countries from all over the world.

The Scud missile could carry nuclear, chemical, conventional or fragmentation weapons. The `Scud B' missile is carried on an eight wheeled MAZ 543 P TEL vehicle (9P117M), the missile is raised to the vertical position at the back of the TEL before launch.

The Scud-B missile has a maximum range of 300 km.
     
The Scud missile could carry nuclear, chemical, conventional or fragmentation weapons. The `Scud B' missile is carried on an eight wheeled MAZ 543 P TEL vehicle (9P117M), the missile is raised to the vertical position at the back of the TEL before launch. Russian Scud-B ballistic missile mounted on TEL truck.
 

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