Houthi military industry

The Houthis occupy an area that has minerals and metals, do they have a native military industry worth anything? Do they manufacture any weapons locally or anything? Is everything from Iran?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There're so many steps between ores and weapons, especially guided weapons, that having minerals is meaningless.
    Human capital matters far more. They're importing everything because Iran and probably China (to make their belt silk road relevant)/Russia benefits of causing problems in the most important sea route.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Human capital matters far more.
      Then why aren't they building universities and enrolling large numbers of people in them? 1 teacher in a 1000 seat auditorium is a great investment and return.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Most guerrillas are made up by literal morons, pawns or contrarians. Build human capital takes time and not always will follow you, especially if your cause is stupid and the hierarchy is fixed. Many such cases btw.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Most guerrillas are made up by literal morons, pawns or contrarians
          makes sense

          >Build human capital takes time and not always will follow you
          You can make them follow you via positive and negative incentives plus indoctrination and the time can be shortened if they started crash courses, packed a lot into the schedules and worked them hard like they do in South Korea.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            There are no shortcuts to PGMs, this is why wealthy, stable societies have them and everyone else does not.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >There are no shortcuts to PGMs
              you're telling me the houthis couldn't produce a computer chip from the 70s, put it in a rocket and fire it at somewhere? Hell, they don't even need computer chips they could just use the same shit that the v-1 did

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                NTA but yes

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                then skip the chips and build v-1's then?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >There're so many steps between ores and weapons
      Not between simplified ones, it'd be super easy to manufacture a V-1 flying bomb and simplify it further by removing any German autistic engineering.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If hamas can manufacture rockets, RPGs, anti aircraft missiles etc. at least semi natively then surely the Houthis should be able to, so why aren't they?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >If hamas can manufacture rockets, RPGs, anti aircraft missiles etc. at least semi natively then surely the Houthis should be able to, so why aren't they?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >manufacture rockets, RPGs
        Any anon with access to HE (optional), nitrates, sugar, machine-tools or castable rubber can make those if they have a design or reference.

        >anti aircraft missiles etc
        The 358 is good but requires a backer (Iran) and even for Iran some parts are imported and can be made by themselves even if they try it. Globalization allows any country with assistance to assemble a 358, even with sanctions. That doesn't means that they're making or designing critical components essentials to its function.

        >so why aren't they?
        Aren't they?
        Most they drones are partially made by themselves. But all the electronic, design, software is mainly imported from Iran.

        Making a suboptimal shahed airframe isn't a problem, creating the shahed is far harder.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >anti aircraft missiles
        They can't.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >They can't.
          pic rel

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            These aren't missiles and they haven't shot down a single plane with it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://twitter.com/AlMayadeenNews/status/1711306869355037033

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            lmao, imagine being so moronic you actually believe in sandBlack person propaganda. Your mother should've aborted your dumb dune-coon ass.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Can't dismantle your sewage pipes if you never had them to begin with

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I manufactured missile, using nothing more than Iranian missile and paint

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They control mineral deposits and since minerals are often found with metals it'd make sense that they control at least some metals as well. Why aren't they building underground factories and just churning out simplified rockets and drones?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because selling those raw materials to purchase said rockets and drones is way cheaper and easier than setting up an ore refinery in fricking Yemen.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >The 358 is good but requires Iran and even for iran some parts are imported
    It shouldn't be hard to make a simple computer chip, a really basic one, right? I'm talking super basic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      In theory yes, the basic principle is a photocontrast camera, making it real is another matter.
      In practice most countries don't care, most people do not have the slightest interest in spending time learning about electronics or programming, even basic. Let alone in a country like Yemen. Importing things is simpler than finding autistic engineers willing to cooperate for long enough. Iran is kinda the exception for a radicalized country, most people would simply buy a larger gun and wasting ammo.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Importing things is simpler than finding autistic engineers willing to cooperate for long enough
        Literally find 100 teachers who know their shit, each has a class of 1000 and you have 100000 people ready to put to work, you wouldn't even need that many though.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Hey anon, let's get 1000 rocketry teachers at rocket teacher shop, that's how it works, right?
          You'd be the type of guy that suggests to get 9 pregnant women so that they can make a baby in a month

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            cope

            Because selling those raw materials to purchase said rockets and drones is way cheaper and easier than setting up an ore refinery in fricking Yemen.

            It'd be cheaper in the long run to make the shit yourself, you can also cut costs and simplify production to further cheapen production. For example they could use only the lowest grades of materials to make their shit, replace non-load bearing parts with fricking stiffened cardboard and so on

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    /k/ thought the US navy was going to reopen the Red Sea but now Houthis have blocked American shipping too. /k/ is always wrong as usual.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ships are still going through, moron.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        American, British and Israeli ships have plummeted 95%. They have to go around Africa now.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure the Houthis aren’t “producing” anything, but are rather assembling them in small workshops scattered around using components being shipped in from Iran. I don’t think Iran straight-up controls the Houthis, but are rather closely allied and it’s more of an issue that the Iranians gaslit the Houthis into doing this shit. The Houthis (and Iran) have learned over the last several years that the US is retreating from international security and can now be safely attacked at a low level. Just avoid killing Americans directly and you’re basically safe. They’re probably sure, ironically, that they won’t actually be able to damage US or Western warships so they’re keeping it up as a form of exerting pressure on Western economy while remaining “safe” from physical repercussions. That’s the formula they seem to have arrived at, and is probably why they don’t attempt a high-intensity attack and just stick to trickling them out constantly. Having a US carrier doing non-stop flight ops dealing with these joke-tier drones and balsamic missiles is a WILDLY imbalanced economic exchange, and Iran is perfectly happy to keep paying for it. Like, one day of combat ops of a carrier is probably worth more than the entire real value of the Houthis arsenal from the start until now. It’s clown-tier.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >balsamic missiles
      Shoot my steak plz

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