The Qaher-1 (Arabic: قاهر-1, meaning "Subduer-1") is originally a Soviet SA-2 missile that was developed locally by the Houthis to be a surface to surface missile that works on two stages, liquid fuel and solid fuel.[2] It was unveiled in December 2015.[1] The Houthis have also developed another variant known as Qaher-M2.[3]

TypeTactical (SRBM)
Service history
In service2015–present
Used by Yemen
WarsYemeni Civil War (2015–present)
Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
Mass2,000 kg
Height11 m
Blast yield195 kg fragmentation warhead[1]

250 km

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  1. ^ a b c Yemeni rebels enhance ballistic missile campaign (PDF). Jane's Defence (Report). IHS. 7 July 2017. p. 4. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Yemen's New Qaher-I Missile Hits Saudi Air Bases in Asir Province". Archived from the original on 2018-08-06. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  3. ^ Knights, Michael. "Countering Iran's Missile Proliferation in Yemen". THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE Improving the Quality of U.S Middle East Policy. Archived from the original on 2020-04-15.