Wednesday, 25 September 2019

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By Stijn Mitzer

This list only includes Iranian-supplied arms and equipment supplied to Houthi militants in Yemen or interdicted on the way to Yemen after the 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.

Notes:

- Iran has set up a network of smuggling routes through Oman, the Arabian and Red Sea and Somalia to transport arms and equipment to Houthi militants in Yemen.
 
- While some of the ships containing Iranian-supplied arms and equipment intended for Houthi militants list Somalia as their ultimate destination, most of the weaponry is delivered by ship-to-ship transfers in the Arabian and Red Sea. Deliveries to Somalia and then onward to Yemen make up the rest of the transfers.

- This list only contains a small fraction of the true numbers of arms and equipment that reached Yemen, and Iranian efforts in arming the Houthis should not be underestimated.

- This list does not include items such as cables or specific components of missiles or equipment.

- The part within apostrophes refers to an unoffical name, such as the US DoD xxx designation system.

(Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in Houthi service or after being captured during transport to Yemen.)

Friday, 20 September 2019

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By Stijn Mitzer

The goal of this list is to comprehensively catalogue Iran's past and current inventory of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their armament. In an effort to streamline the list and avoid unnecessary confusion, this list only includes military drones associated with Iran's defence industry or military-grade UAVs with at least some chance of entering service.

Monday, 16 September 2019

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By Stijn Mitzer

The YPG is well known for operating a large fleet of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) and other up-armoured battle monstrosities throughout the Northern Syrian theatre of conflict. Having performed these upgrades on a range of armoured fighting and support vehicles in the past years, the YPG has now begun fabricating its own true armour by introducing a new type of armoured personnel carrier (APC), designated the BMB (either you get it, or you don't) in this article.

Friday, 6 September 2019

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By Stijn Mitzer

This list only includes equipment confirmed to be in service with Houthi militants in Yemen or interdicted on the way to Yemen. The goal of this list is to comprehensively catalogue the current inventory of drones, rockets and missiles of the Houthi militants as well as clarify their origin

Notes:

- If several configurations of a vehicle with one designation are known, they are added as such.

- When the origin of a piece of equipment is unknown, it is indicated as such.

- The part within apostrophes refers to an unoffical name, such as the US DoD xxx designation system.

(Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in Houthi service.)