Houthis successfully test hypersonic missile: Report

Hypersonic missile. [File Photo]

The Houthi group has tested a highly lethal hypersonic missile and is preparing to introduce such missiles into its military arsenal, Russian news outlet RIA reported citing a source in the Iranian-backed group.

At least 31,272 Palestinians have been killed and 73,024 injured as Israel continues genocide on Gaza, which started since October 7, 2023.

“The group’s missile forces have successfully tested a missile capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 8 (6138.15 miles per hour) and which runs on solid fuel. Yemen intends to begin manufacturing it in Krasnoye (Russia) for use during attacks in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, as well as against targets in Israel,” the source told the Russian news site.

The report quoting the source added that the group also upgraded its missiles and drones, modifying explosive warheads to double their destructive power, after tests that lasted three months.

Since the genocide in Gaza began, the Iranian-backed Houthis have been targeting shipping routes in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and have launched drones and missiles in attempts to strike Israel’s southern city Eilat.

If the group’s new missile could indeed reach speeds of Mach 8, as the report states, a missile fired from the Houthi-controlled area of Yemen could reach Israel in 10 minutes.

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