India Reveals New Cruise, Antiship Missiles

India Reveals New Cruise, Antiship Missiles

On February 6, India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) announced the completion of the Nirbhay cruise missile development project and revealed several cruise  and antiship missiles under development. The…

Navy to Integrate LRASM for P-8 Aircraft

Navy to Integrate LRASM for P-8 Aircraft

On January 28, the U.S. Navy issued a solicitation to integrate the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) on its P-8A maritime patrol aircraft. In a February 2 addition, the Navy…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On February 5, the U.S. Air Force test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California. Designated FTU-2, the flight test…

Pentagon Confirms Low-yield SLBM Deployment

Pentagon Confirms Low-yield SLBM Deployment

On February 4, the U.S. Department of Defense said it had deployed the W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead on a Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The statement confirms an earlier report…

Russia Drills S-300, S-400 Air Defense Systems

Russia Drills S-300, S-400 Air Defense Systems

On February 4, Russia’s Central Military District reported the successful conclusion of air defense exercises in the Urals, Siberia, and Volga region. In the drills, S-300 and S-400 systems repelled…

Russia to Deploy Sarmat ICBM in 2021

Russia to Deploy Sarmat ICBM in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko has said Moscow will deploy its first serially-produced RS-28 Sarmat ICBMs in 2021. After conducting silo ejection tests in 2017 and 2018, Russia plans…

Pentagon Pauses GMD Testing

Pentagon Pauses GMD Testing

Following its August 2019 decision to cancel the Redesign Kill Vehicle (RKV) program, the Pentagon has issued a “strategic pause” on its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) flight test program. GMD’s…

India Test Fires Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile

India Test Fires Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile

On January 24, India successfully test fired its K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile, marking the second launch this month. Conducted near the Bay of Bengal, the tests reportedly verified the missile’s…

Pakistan Fires Hatf 3 Ballistic Missile

Pakistan Fires Hatf 3 Ballistic Missile

On January 23, Pakistan successfully test fired its Ghaznavi (Hatf 3) short-range ballistic missile. In a statement, the Pakistani military said the launch was “aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures…

US Navy Plans Tomahawk Upgrade

US Navy Plans Tomahawk Upgrade

Officials have confirmed U.S. Navy plans to upgrade its Tomahawk missiles to the Block V configuration. Speaking at the 2020 Surface Navy Association Symposium, Tomahawk program manager John Red said…