DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:35 P.M.) – On Monday, the Sanaa-based Yemeni Government unveiled a brand new type of underwater missile which was manufactured by Houthi engineers and will be deployed to combat Saudi vessels that are spotted traveling through the Red Sea.

The torpedo, nicknamed Al-Manbab, is reportedly capable of hitting enemy ships from far away although its exact firing reach remains unknown for now.

Footage of the blue Al-Manbab torpedo is available below:

In direct retaliation for Saudi Arabia blocking all Houthi-held ports, Yemeni forces vowed to use the Al-Manbab torpedo missile “very soon”, likely against Saudi ships near the strategic port city of Hudaydah.

Not long ago, Houthi forces also announced the formation of an elite branch of special forces that are specialized in sea warfare, indicating that Yemeni forces wish to contest the Red Sea.

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Steve
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2017-11-06 22:45

great, kick some Saudi a*s!

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
2017-11-07 07:53
Reply to  Steve

The Saudis seem to be doing a good job on their own – all h**l will break lose infernally soon.

Sweet.

Hmpf
Hmpf
2017-11-06 23:30

Jeez, this isn’t anything but a ‘sub-surface missile’! Sometimes you simply freak me out with your ignorance, almost. Please ask an expert before publishing such drivel. Do you have a clue at all when it comes to propulsion systems or, to put it bluntly, are you just happy with spouting lurid nonsense? The airframe indicates very clearly a surface-surface or air-surface design. It most certainly isn’t indicative of a cavitation design, nor do either the stabilisation-/control surfaces corroborate your claim. These type of extended surfaces would not in the least withstand applied shear forces when traveling sub-surface at high speeds.… Read more »

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-11-11 02:11
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Exactly.
This is a supercavitation torpedo :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VA-111_Shkval
What is shown here are copies of the C-802 Chinese
Surface-2-Surface or Air-2-Surface missile or one of its variants
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-802
Interesting point : the engine is reverse engineered from the one used by SCALP-EG cruise missile…
Very likely a licensed copy of the Iranian version :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_(missile)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qader_(missile)
The idea of the TEL disguised as a civilian truck is pretty vicious.
Thus, going for ISO-containers would have been an even better idea.