A trailer to the recent news about the destruction of the Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen. It was confirmed that the frigate was not hit by an anti-ship missile but a suicide bomber on a boat.
The frigate received moderate damage and was able to return to port. According to official data, killed 2 crew, 3 were wounded.
The practice itself attack surface kamikaze-Tatarnikov, is a direct reference to the Japanese experience of the second world war, when it was established and relatively well used “size tokkotai” simply “surface kamikaze”, which consisted of a speed boat without much armor, filled with conventional explosives that were used in the coastal zone for sudden attacks of American ships to the destroyer, inclusive. Judging by conducted the “experiment” to such attacks and quite vulnerable modern ships.
PS. For Yemen it is also worth noting that yesterday, the Yemeni army loyal to Saleh launched a ballistic missile at a military base in Saudi Arabia near the capital city of Riyadh.