Information

Serial Code Fragments:

FOR USE ON MK82 ING ASSEMBLY 6214ASSY8721 SN13

Confirmed Company:

Raytheon


Victims:

33†
55+


Location:

Al-Raqah, Bani Qais District, Hajjah Governorate, Yemen


Date:

22.04.2018


Map:

EF5–6


Type of weapon

GBU-12 Paveway II

Source

Aric Toler

Bellingcat

&

PAX

About

On April 22, the Saudi-led coalition carried out multiple airstrikes on a wedding in Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate, with reports of at least 33 dead, including the bride. Reportedly, the majority of casualties were women and children. Survivors of the attack described how the jets continued to circle the bombing site after the attack, preventing first responders from reaching the victims.

Panorama photo showing the destruction left behind after the attack on the wedding.

We can trace back this exact wing assembly part to an online database (thanks to @obretix), with the serial number (1325…), SKU (96214 … 872128…) matching up with the wing assembly part used for the GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb. This bomb part was manufactured by the American defence firm Raytheon.

We can trace back this exact wing assembly part to an online database (thanks to @obretix), with the serial number (1325…), SKU (96214 … 872128…) matching up with the wing assembly part used for the GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb. This bomb part was manufactured by the American defence firm Raytheon.

GBU-12 Paveway II Aerial Laser-Guided Bomb at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, Gloucestershire, UK, 2016

Raytheon Technologies Logo: According to SIPRI research Raytheon accounts to the top five largest arms companies in the world ranked by their arms sales in 2019.

John Harris, CEO of Raytheon International at the International Airshow in Farnborough, 2018.