Army Downs Cruise Missiles in IBCS Test

Army Downs Cruise Missiles in IBCS Test

On August 13, the U.S. Army successfully intercepted two cruise missile targets in a demonstration of its IBCS missile defense network. Conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in New…

China Tests Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles

China Tests Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles

China recently test fired two DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missiles, according to People’s Liberation Army (PLA) footage released on August 3. In a subsequent August 6 report, state media reported the…

Iran Tests New Missiles in Combat Drills

Iran Tests New Missiles in Combat Drills

On July 29, Iranian state media announced the country’s Revolutionary Guard successfully conducted live-fire missile tests. In the exercise, designated “Great Prophet 14,” Iranian forces displayed a variety of ballistic missiles…

US, South Korea Conclude Solid-fueled Rocket Deal

US, South Korea Conclude Solid-fueled Rocket Deal

On July 28, South Korea’s government announced it had gained approval to produce new solid-propellant space launch vehicles under the conditions of a revised U.S.-Korea missile deal. The bilateral agreement…

US Navy Receives Next-Generation Radar

US Navy Receives Next-Generation Radar

On July 20, the U.S. Navy took delivery of its first AN/SPY-6 radar array, the successor to the AN/SPY-1 radars currently equipped on Aegis ships and surface facilities. Intended for…

Turkey Test Fires Antiship Missile

Turkey Test Fires Antiship Missile

On July 1, Turkey successfully flight tested its first indigenously-produced antiship missile. In a statement, Defense Industries Presidency head Ismail Demir confirmed that the Atmaca missile had successfully struck a…

Lithuania Receives NASAMS Air Defense System

Lithuania Receives NASAMS Air Defense System

On June 19, Lithuania’s armed forces confirmed delivery of a Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) air defense system. Norway and Lithuania had finalized the sale of used…

Japan Halts Aegis Ashore Deployment Plan

Japan Halts Aegis Ashore Deployment Plan

On June 15, Japanese Minister of Defense Taro Kono announced that Japan would suspend plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore missile defense system due to “cost and schedule” concerns, triggering…

France Test Fires M51 Ballistic Missile

France Test Fires M51 Ballistic Missile

On June 12, French submarine Le Téméraire (S617) test fired an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from Audierne Bay on the country’s west coast. During the test, the missile reportedly…