Taiwan Tests Antiair, Antiship Missiles

Taiwan Tests Antiair, Antiship Missiles

On December 26, Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) successfully test fired several “extended range” Hsiung Feng III antiship missiles to a distance of 400 km each….

Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

On January 14, Russia announced it had flight tested its S-350 short-medium-range air defense system, the first of its kind for the Russian Aerospace Force. Russia is set to deploy…

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Baghdad has resumed talks with Russia on acquiring S-300 or S-400 air defense systems, Iraqi officials have confirmed. According to Karim Elaiwi, an Iraqi lawmaker and defense committee member, Iraq’s…

Israel Tests Upgraded Iron Dome

Israel Tests Upgraded Iron Dome

On January 12, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced it had successfully tested an “upgraded  and improved version” of the Iron Dome missile defense system. According to Israel’s Missile Defense Organization,…

US Conducts Cruise Missile Intercept Exercise

US Conducts Cruise Missile Intercept Exercise

Between December 16-19, the U.S. military conducted a series of exercises against simulated cruise missile threats, demonstrating a new battle management system and air-launched interceptor. According to the U.S. Air…

Russia Deploys Avangard Hypersonic Weapon

Russia Deploys Avangard Hypersonic Weapon

On December 27, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that the first regiment of its Avangard missile system had become operational. The new systems will reportedly enter combat duty in Russia’s Orenburg…

India Completes Surface-to-Air Missile Trials

India Completes Surface-to-Air Missile Trials

On December 23, India successfully completed two flight tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM), a domestically-developed anti-air missile with a 30 km range. In a statement,…

Reports: Israel Conducts Syria Missile Strike

Reports: Israel Conducts Syria Missile Strike

Israel reportedly fired four cruise missiles into the Damascus area on December 22, killing at least three non-Syrian nationals. According to reports, Israeli aircraft fired the missiles from Lebanese airspace;…

Philippines to Order BrahMos Missile

Philippines to Order BrahMos Missile

On December 17, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Manila would purchase the BrahMos cruise missile from India in early 2020. Speaking to Philippine press, Lorenzana added that the Philippine…