India Tests BMD Interceptor

India Tests BMD Interceptor

On August 2, India tested its Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at its Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast. According to a Ministry of…

Iran Announces Fakour Mass-Production

Iran Announces Fakour Mass-Production

On July 23, Iran announced the mass-production of the Fakour, an Iranian air-to-air missile (AAM) likely related to the U.S. AIM-54 Phoenix. Speaking at a ceremony, Defense Minister Brigadier General…

KSA Intercepts Missile Targeting Jizan

KSA Intercepts Missile Targeting Jizan

On July 19, Saudi air defense forces intercepted a Houthi-launched Badr-1 ballistic missile targeting the city of Jizan. No casualties were reported. Houthi media, however, reports that the missile successfully…

IDF Deploys Additional Iron Dome Defenses

IDF Deploys Additional Iron Dome Defenses

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has deployed more Iron Dome defense systems in central and southern Israel, according to an IDF announcement on June 15. The deployment follows significant clashes between…

South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Cruise Missile

South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Cruise Missile

On July 10, news sources reported that South Korea will develop its own air-to-ground cruise missile, with a potential initial operating capability (IOC) in the next several years. The missile…

Russia Begins Construction of Kalibr-Equipped Corvette

Russia Begins Construction of Kalibr-Equipped Corvette

On July 12, Russia laid the keel on Stavropol, a Project 21631 Kalibr cruise missile-equipped Buyan-M-class missile corvette, according to Russian news agency TASS. This development follows the June 2018…

NATO Seasparrow Tests ESSM Block 2 Interceptor

NATO Seasparrow Tests ESSM Block 2 Interceptor

According to a U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command press release on July 5, “The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted a successful flight test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile […]…

Russia Test Fires Bazalt Cruise Missile

Russia Test Fires Bazalt Cruise Missile

On June 22, “in the Barents Sea…the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov…fired the main Bazalt missile system on the target position, simulating a detachment of ships of the conventional enemy,” according…

US Navy Chief Advocates for Land-based BMD

US Navy Chief Advocates for Land-based BMD

On June 12, speaking at the U.S. Naval War College, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson advocated for a transition from regular naval ballistic missile defense patrols to land-based…