Information

Serial Code Fragments:

Gec-Marconi Dynamics
pn 536

Victims:

1†

2+

Location:

Radfan ceramics, Matna village, Yemen


Date:

23.09.2015


Map:

G3


Type of weapon

PGM-500 “Hakim”

About

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition used a British-made cruise missile to destroy a Yemeni ceramics factory, a civilian object, on September 23, 2015, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today, based on field research and interviews with eyewitnesses at the scene. The attack on the factory in the Sana’a governorate, which appeared to be producing only civilian goods, killed one person, and was in apparent violation of international humanitarian law (IHL), the laws of war.

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The Saudi Arabia-led coalition used a British-made cruise missile to destroy a Yemeni ceramics factory, a civilian object, on September 23, 2015, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today, based on field research and interviews with eyewitnesses at the scene. The attack on the factory in the Sana’a governorate, which appeared to be producing only civilian goods, killed one person, and was in apparent violation of international humanitarian law (IHL), the laws of war.

Analysis of Weapon Remnants by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have examined the weapon remnants at the September 23 strike site and identified the munition used as a PGM-500 “Hakim” air-launched cruise missile, supplied in the mid-1990s and manufactured by the UK firm Marconi Dynamics. The analysis compared fragments photographed at the strike site with unexploded remnants of the same missile type from a separate strike and found both were consistent with the deployment of an air-launched PGM-500 “Hakim.” The other recorded strike using this type of cruise missile hit an open field on November 4 or 5 in Sahar in Sa’da governorate in northern Yemen and did not result in any known casualties.

The analysis compared fragments photographed at the strike site with unexploded remnants of the same missile type from a separate strike and found both were consistent with the deployment of an air-launched PGM-500 ‘Hakim’.

Image of a complet PGM 500 guided bomb. Developed by Alenia Marconi Systems and today marketed by MBDA.

Marconi Electronics Systems was bought in the early 2000s by BAE Systems. BAE Systems is a british multinational arms, security and aerospace company. BAE Systems own up to 37,5% from the missiles manufacturer MBDA. The other two large sharholders of MBDA are Airbus with 37,5% and Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) with 25%.

Marconi Electronics Systems was bought in the early 2000s by BAE Systems. BAE Systems is a british multinational arms, security and aerospace company. BAE Systems own up to 37,5% from the missiles manufacturer MBDA. The other two large sharholders of MBDA are Airbus with 37,5% and Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) with 25%.

Marconi Electronics Systems was bought in the early 2000s by BAE Systems. BAE Systems is a british multinational arms, security and aerospace company. BAE Systems own up to 37,5% from the missiles manufacturer MBDA. The other two large sharholders of MBDA are Airbus with 37,5% and Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) with 25%.