Japan Allocates $57 Million for Hypersonic Missile R&D

Japan Allocates $57 Million for Hypersonic Missile R&D

On September 19, Kyodo News reported that Japan has allocated $57 million for research and development of a hypersonic missile. The Defense Ministry plans to build a scramjet engine prototype…

India Successfully Test Fires Prahaar Ballistic Missile

India Successfully Test Fires Prahaar Ballistic Missile

On September 20, India successfully tested its indigenously produced Prahaar short-range ballistic missile from its facility in Odisha. A defense official stated the missile was launched from a road-mobile launcher…

MQ-9 Reaper Scored Air-to-Air Kill in 2017

MQ-9 Reaper Scored Air-to-Air Kill in 2017

In November 2017, an MQ-9 Reaper UAV conducted a successful air-to-air intercept of a small aerial drone target. Although an unclassified event, reports of the intercept only received public attention…

Army Tests IBCS Network

Army Tests IBCS Network

The U.S. Army carried out a Soldier Checkout Event, dubbed SCOE 4.0, in which Army personnel employed the in-development Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). The…

Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down Russian Aircraft

Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down Russian Aircraft

On September 17, a Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane was shot down off the coast of Latakia by a Syrian S-200 air defense system, killing all 15 crew members. Russia blamed…

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

On September 14, the U.S. State Department approved South Korea to purchase 64 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles; nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio…

Yemen Missile War Update: Sept. 6-12

Yemen Missile War Update: Sept. 6-12

Between September 6 and September 12, at least three Houthi-launched missiles targeting Jizan and Najran were intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. Pro-Houthi media reported another 13 missile launches targeting…

Yemen Missile War Update: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Yemen Missile War Update: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Between August 30 and September 5, at least 6 Houthi-launched missiles targeting Jizan and Najran were intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. Pro-Houthi media reported another eight missile launches targeting…