Yemeni fighters backed by the Saudi armed forces were spotted using a South Korean third generation medium-range anti-tank guided missile (MR-ATGM), ‘Raybolt’ in a video posted on the internet.
The Saudi Army has acknowledged that the video showed that the anti-tank missile was used by the Saudi armed forces against a Houthi vehicle in Saada, Riyadhpost reported Monday.
The ATGM was first spotted in the Yemen war used by the Saudi-backed Fourth Brigade in June this year, according to a report byJanes.
The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has stated last year that it hopes to export the advanced Fire & Forget-type weapon, saying it’s smaller and lighter, but more powerful and effective than similar foreign weaponry, such as Israel’s Spike-MR and the US Javelin.
In addition to South Korea, only the Saudi Arabia has possession of Raybolt ATGM, according to various media reports.