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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...

DoD Confirms China Developing New Air-Launched Ballistic Missiles

After several public references to the weapons in 2017, the Department of Defense confirmed in its annual report to Congress that China is developing two new air-launched ballistic missiles. Having previously announced in 2018 that China had reassigned its air force with a nuclear mission, the Pentagon ended speculation over what weapons would comprise the...

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missile, MLRS

On May 4, North Korea test fired a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) and two multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) from Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to the state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), “The purpose of the drill was to estimate and inspect the operating ability and the accuracy of striking duty performance...