Military Capabilities

South Korean Raybolt spotted in Yemen

26 June 2018

A Yemeni fighter from the Saudi-backed Fourth Brigade aims what appears to be a South Korean-made LIG Nex1 Raybolt anti-tank missile system in a still from a video released on or shortly before 21 June 2018. Source: Fourth Brigade

A manportable anti-tank missile system that appeared to be a South Korean-made LIG Nex1 Raybolt has been seen in a video attributed to the Fourth Brigade that is fighting the Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthi).

The Raybolt is an advanced system that can be locked on before launch so the operator does not have to guide it to its target. The video, which was released on or shortly before 21 June, appears to show this fire-and-forget capability as the vehicle it is launched against moves behind high ground during the missile’s flight, obscuring the target from the launch location.

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