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India Test Fires BrahMos Missile

On May 22, the Indian Air Force successfully test fired the BrahMos antiship cruise missile from an Su-30MKI fighter. The weapon, co-developed by India and Russia, is among the fastest cruise missiles currently in service, reaching speeds of Mach 3 over its 400 km range. The exercise marks the second successful test of the air-launched...

Pakistan Test Fires Shaheen 2 Missile

On May 23, Pakistan’s military successfully tested the Shaheen 2, a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional payloads. The missile, which can travel up to 1,500 km, landed in the Arabian Sea. Speaking shortly after the test, Pakistani military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor said the test contributed to “Pakistan’s strategic needs towards...

India Successfully Test Fires MRSAM

On May 17, India’s Ministry of Defence announced a successful test firing of its Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM). Launched from Indian Navy Ships Kochi (D64) and Chennai (D65), the test demonstrated the ships’ cooperative engagement capability, where one ship coordinated missile launches off both platforms. Co-developed by Indian and Israeli contractors, the...

US Army Issues Request for Patriot LTAMDS Prototype

In a request for proposals issued May 14, the U.S. Army has solicited new prototype radars for its Patriot modernization effort. Initiated in 2017, the Lower Tier Air-and-Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) program will develop a sensor to replace the Army’s Patriot AN/MPQ-53 and -65 phased-array radar. After competing contractors demonstrate radar capabilities in May and...

US Army Ups Requirements for ATACMS Replacement

In a report released May 2019, the Government Accountability Office announced that the Army has revised the range requirements of its upcoming Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) from 300 to 400 kilometers. Having accelerated its acquisition schedule to 2022, the Army plans to replace its Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) with PrSM, which would be smaller...

USS Roosevelt Test Fires SM-3

On May 10, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) launched an SM-3 antiballistic missile in a live fire test at naval exercise Formidable Shield. Integrated with forces from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom, U.S. forces tested allied interoperability in these live-fire demonstrations. Related Links: USSRoosevelt fires...

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On May 9, the USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740), an Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine, successfully test fired a Trident II D5 sub-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Conducted as part of a general refueling overhaul of the weapons system, the launch marks the missile’s 172nd successful test since its introduction in 1989. Related Links: USS Rhode Island Successfully Tests...

Marine Corps to Acquire Naval Strike Missile

On May 8, reports announced the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded $47 million to Raytheon for a new antiship missile. The Naval Strike Missile can strike ships up to 180 km away, and will reportedly be integrated with a ground-based launch platform. Related Links: Raytheon to Arm Marine Corps with Anti-Ship Missiles in $47M Deal,...

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On May 9, the U.S. Air Force conducted a test launch of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), marking the second such test conducted this month. According to the Air Force, the unarmed missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed over 6,700 km away in Kwajalein Atoll. Related Links:...

North Korea Test Fires Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On May 9, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) from Kusong in the country’s northwest. Launched eastward, the projectiles traveled 420 and 270 km, respectively, and reached altitudes of roughly 50 km, the South Korean Ministry of Defense reported. The launches follow a similar short-range missile test on May 4. South Korean President...