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Due to the Yingji-82 missile's small radar reflectivity, low attack flight path (only five to seven meters above the sea surface) and strong anti-jamming capability of its guidance system, target ships have a very small chance of intercepting the missile. The single shot hit probability of the Yingji-82 is unknown, though one unreferenced source claims it to be as high as 98%. The Yingji-82 can be launched from airplanes, surface ships, submarines and land-based vehicles.
Iran reportedly bought about 60 land-launched variant YJ-82 missiles following the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
News reports indicate that this was the missile used on July 14, 2006, in the 2006 Lebanon War when Hezbollah fired two at Israeli warships. One missile hit the corvette INS Hanit, causing significant damage and four fatalities. Iran, the reported supplier of the missile to Hezbollah, refused to formally confirm or deny the claim. The Hanit suffered severe damage, but stayed afloat, got itself out of the line of fire, and made the rest of the journey back to Ashdod for repairs on its own.
The Israeli ship possessed sophisticated multi-layered missile defense capability: a Phalanx CIWS gun, Barak 1 anti-missile missiles, Chaff and ECM. These should have been able to prevent an anti-ship missile attack such as the YJ-82...
By the Houthis, you mean the original government! Funny how they fight for their countries but we don't for ours but on the internet.
originally posted by: RedMenace16
a reply to: seagull
Yemeni forces work together with the Emirates, it's the Yemeni Houthis, funded by Iran and North Korea that did the attack.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: RarePeePee
Phalanx has always been more of a mommy defense (look mom, we're protected from missiles) than anything. The ranges it engages at are so short that even if the warhead is detonated, the debris from the missile is going to more than likely hit the ship still. And it's always had a hard time with high speed missiles.