WEAPONS TRANSFERRED TO THE HOUTHI MILITIA AND EMPLOYED IN THE CONFLICT IN YEMEN (2015-ongoing)
|WEAPON NAME||9M113 Konkurs/Tosan Anti-Tank Missile|
The 9K113 Konkurs (NATO code AT-5 Spandrel) is Russian-made Semi-automatic command to line of sight wire-guided anti-tank missile. The missile was designed and developed by the Russian Defense Company KBP (Konstruktorskoe Buro Priborostroeniya); it was introduced in the Russian army in 1977. Iran bought a license for the Konkurs in 1991 and began producing its own copy, the Tosan, in 2000. → military-today.com/konkurs
9M113 Konkurs: Tula Machinery Design Bureau (Tula KBP), RUSSIA → kbptula.ru
Tosan: Iran Aviation Industries Organization, IRAN → ?
On September 30, 2015, the Saudi-affiliated al-Arabiya news reported that Saudi-led Coalition forces had intercepted an Iranian arms shipment en route to Yemen. The incident took place on September 26, 150 miles off the coast of Salalah, an Omani city near the Yemen border. Preliminary reports gave no indication as to which coalition country made the intercept. The boat in question was a small privately-owned dhow registered in Iran and licensed for fishing, en route for Yemen. Among the weapons identified there were 18 9M113 Konkurs ATGMs and 54 BGM-71 TOW ATGMs. By continuing such activities today, Iran may be violating the post-2014 resolutions restricting arms transfers to the Houthis and their local allies, the supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
|IDENTIFICATION||Yemeni army seize Iranian-made Houthi military equipment (Jun. 20, 2018)|
|GEOLOCATION||Midi, Saada Governorate, Yemen → 16°19’14.4”N 42°49’16.1”E|