North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles

On March 20, North Korea test fired two KN-24 short-range ballistic missiles from Sonchon in the country’s western region. In a subsequent statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed…

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

On March 19, Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned JS Maya (DDG-179), the first of two Maya-class ships and the seventh Japanese ship equipped with the Aegis combat system….

US Tests Hypersonic Weapon

US Tests Hypersonic Weapon

On March 19, the United States successfully launched the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. According to a Navy spokesperson, the test…

US Army Suspends Iron Dome Adoption

US Army Suspends Iron Dome Adoption

On March 7, the U.S. Army scrapped plans to purchase two additional batteries of the Israeli-built Iron Dome missile defense system by 2023. In earlier remarks, Army officials cited the…

North Korea Test Fires Projectiles

North Korea Test Fires Projectiles

On March 9, North Korea fired at least three unidentified missiles from the Sondok region on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s defense ministry, the projectiles flew 200…

Turkey to Deploy Air Defenses to Syria

Turkey to Deploy Air Defenses to Syria

On March 4, Turkey announced it will deploy domestically-produced short- and medium-range surface-to-air missiles in Idlib, Syria. According to a Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) statement, Turkey will deploy the HISAR-A…

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On March 2, North Korea test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan in the country’s eastern region. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two projectiles flew 240…

Russia Tests “Tsirkon” Hypersonic Weapon

Russia Tests “Tsirkon” Hypersonic Weapon

Russia test fired its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time, Russia’s TASS news agency has reported. According to defense industry sources, Russia launched the missile from…