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South Korea Receives 40 ‘Bunker-Buster’ Taurus Missiles

On December 12, 2016, South Korea received 40 German Taurus KEPD 350 “bunker-buster” air-to-surface missiles. The missiles will be taken to Daegu and fitted on F-15 fighter jets in order to help arm South Korea against the North. Taurus missiles have a range of 500 km, capable of targeting buildings in North Korea from deep...

Senate Confirms Major General James Dickinson to Head Army Space and Missile Defense Command

On December 12, 2016, the Senate confirmed Major General James Dickinson, previously the chief of staff of U.S. Strategic Command, as the new commanding general of the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command. Major General Dickinson will also be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General. Including having served...

China Test Launches Ten DF-21C Ballistic Missiles

Chinese State TV announced on November 28th that China had successfully test launched ten DF-21C medium-range ballistic missiles. The nuclear capable missiles have a range of around 2,150 kilometers, making them able to target numerous U.S. military bases in the region, including Guam. Related Links: China Carry Out 10 Ballistic Missile Flight Tests in a Show of Force...

Ukraine Avoids Crimean Airspace During Missile Tests

Ukraine’s military announced that its two-day missile test, beginning December 1, 2016, will avoid Crimean airspace in an attempt to address Russian concern. Ukraine will conduct the exercise in its southern Kherson region on the border of Crimea, formerly a part of Ukraine until it was annexed by Russia in 2014. In anticipation of the test,...

Houthi Rebels Fire 12 Missiles Towards Saudi Arabia

On November 25, 2016, 11 Scud missiles were fired by the Houthi rebels in Yemen towards the southern city of Al-Tuwal in Saudi Arabia. No damage from the attack was reported, and despite some media reports, it remains unclear whether the missiles were intercepted. On November 26, 2016, the Saudi Press Agency reported that Saudi Air...

How It Works: Midcourse Discrimination (Video)

Hit-to-kill ballistic missile defense is the ultimate precision guidance challenge. Many elements of a defense must come together to achieve a long range intercept. One of the most important and difficult parts is known as mid-course discrimination. Watch the Video After a ballistic missile launches, its engines burn hot and can be detected by infrared...

Russia Deploys Bastion Missile Launchers to Kaliningrad

On November 21, 2016, it was reported that Russia has stationed two K-300P Bastion missile launchers, equipped with P-800 Oniks anti-ship missiles, in the Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic Sea. The Oniks has a range 300-450 kilometers, threatening freedom of navigation in the Baltic Sea. The deployment of Bastion missile launchers to this strategic region,...

India Tests Agni-1 Ballistic Missile

On November 22, 2016, India successfully test fired its domestically-built Agni-1 short-range ballistic missile from the integrated test range at Wheeler Island. The test flight lasted ten minutes and the missile successfully reached its intended target in the Bay of Bengal, according to the Indian military. Conducted by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army,...

India Tests Prithvi-II Missiles in Salvo Launch

India test fired two of their nuclear-capable Prithvi-II short-range ballistic missiles on Monday (November 21, 2016). The missiles were launched from road-mobile transporter-erector launchers in rapid succession as a salvo test. This salvo test is the second India has conducted, the first taking place in 2009. Prithvi-II’s are regularly used to test Indian air defense...