“The fact is that, as in the case of North Korea, the Ukrainian side decided to cut the money on the Soviet legacy and sold X-55 long-range missiles to China and Iran. As a result, the Chinese and Iranians created their copies of this weapons", - says the material Dmitry Lemeshko.
According to military expert Yuri Lyamin, judging by the launch cadre, the rocket is very similar to the Iranian land-based CD Soumar, which was first introduced a couple of years ago.
Perhaps the Iranian military decided to test it in combat conditions. “It is possible that it was taken apart and then assembled already in Yemen. As a result, technical problems arose, and the rocket did not reach the goal, ”the author writes.
The rocket outwardly, in fact, strongly resembles the Soviet X-55 cruise missile with the addition of an accelerator for launching from a ground-based launcher. Therefore, it is not surprising that the scandalous история A year-old 10-15 with alleged smuggling from Ukraine of several X-55 missiles to Iran at the beginning of the 2000-s,leads edition of a commentary by Yuri Lyamin.