US Navy Launches Third Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

US Navy Launches Third Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

On December 9, the U.S. Navy launched its third and last Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Lyndon B. Johnson, from General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Zumwalt ships feature…

India Test Fires Agni-5 ICBM and Four SAMs

India Test Fires Agni-5 ICBM and Four SAMs

On December 10, India test launched its Agni-5 nuclear-capable ICBM off the Odisha coast. Indian defense sources said this was India’s seventh successful trial of the Agni-5, which was conducted…

Iran To Increase Air-to-Air Missile Ranges

Iran To Increase Air-to-Air Missile Ranges

On December 4, Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh, commander of the Iranian Air Force, announced the country’s plans to increase the range of its air-to-air missiles and ammunition. In his interview…

Iran Conducts MRBM Test, Denies Breach of UN Resolutions

Iran Conducts MRBM Test, Denies Breach of UN Resolutions

On December 1, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a press statement detailing a medium-range ballistic missile test launch conducted by Iran. According to the statement, the missile is “capable…

Russia Tests Upgraded BMD, Antiship Missile Systems

Russia Tests Upgraded BMD, Antiship Missile Systems

On December 1, the Russian Defense Ministry press service reported the successful test of a new anti-ballistic missile, conducted by a combat unit of Russia’s Air Defense and Missile Defense…

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

On December 1, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Its name honors Captain Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator in…

US Army Activates SHORAD Battalion in Germany

US Army Activates SHORAD Battalion in Germany

On November 28, the U.S. Army in Europe activated the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Germany. The 5th Battalion was deactivated following the end of the Cold…