Houthis Unveil New Ballistic Missile, Drones

On July 7, Yemen’s Houthi rebels unveiled a new ballistic missile and new images of three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at a military exhibition in Sana’a, Yemen. The winged ballistic…

Sweden to Upgrade Air Defenses in Gotland

Sweden to Upgrade Air Defenses in Gotland

On July 1, the Swedish Armed Forces announced their plan to deploy an updated surface-to-air missile defense system on the island of Gotland amid heightened tensions with Russia. The new…

Russia Starts Production of S-500

Russia Starts Production of S-500

On June 30, Russia began production of its new S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, the S-500 will be delivered to troops in…

Syrian Antiair Missile Falls in Cyprus

Syrian Antiair Missile Falls in Cyprus

On June 30, a Syrian antiair missile failed to hit its target and fell along a mountainside near Nicosia in northern Cyprus. The projectile was fired by Syrian air defenses…

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

On June 27, the Russian Defense Ministry ordered a new delivery of 9M728 (SSC-7) cruise missiles for its Iskander-M launchers. According to reports, the Defense Ministry signed a contract to…

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Daniel Inouye

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Daniel Inouye

On June 22, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118). The Flight IIA Aegis ship honors the late Hawaiian senator and World War…

US Navy to Rotate Aegis Ships in Spain

US Navy to Rotate Aegis Ships in Spain

On June 4, the U.S. Navy announced its plans to rotate four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers currently forward deployed in Rota, Spain. The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), USS Ross (DDG-71), USS Porter…