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Trump Agrees to Meet With Kim

On March 8, the White House announced President Trump had accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program. The invitation was conveyed by South Korean officials in a meeting with President Trump, with the meeting scheduled to take place by May. The announcement came as a...

Iran Announces Increased Missile Production

On March 7, Iranian Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajjizadeh told Fars News Agency that Iran has significantly increased its missile production. “In the past we had to do a lot of explaining to various bodies for our actions but it’s not like that anymore,” said Hajjizadeh, who leads the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division. “Our production...

Defense Intelligence Agency Releases Worldwide Threat Assessment

On March 6, the Defense Intelligence Agency released its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, the yearly unclassified briefing on the conclusions of the intelligence community on a wide range of topics. This year’s report highlighted North Korea’s accelerating nuclear and missile programs as well as Russian non-compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. In...

Russia Officially Unveils Two New Nuclear Weapons

In a speech on March 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the development of new nuclear delivery systems capable of evading U.S. missile defenses. The State of the Union address officially unveiled two new capabilities: a low-flying, nuclear-armed, and reportedly nuclear-powered cruise missile and a submarine-launched, long-range, nuclear-tipped torpedo. “The containment of Russia didn’t succeed,”...

Israel Aborts Arrow-3 Missile Test for Second Time

A problem in transferring data from ground systems caused the second cancellation of an Arrow-3 test in the last two months, according to Moshe Patel, director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization. Test engineers declared this a “no test,” and not a failed test, because the interceptor missile was never launched. The previous test last...

Qatar Unveils SY-400 in Military Parade

On December 17, Qatar unveiled a new short-range ballistic missile system during its 2017 National Day parade, which appears to be a modified Chinese SY-400 system. The SY-400 is typically mounted on an 8×8 TEL, like that shown in the parade, and is capable of carrying both BP-12A and SY-400 missiles. The BP-12A can carry a 480...

US State Department Approves THAAD Sale to Saudi Arabia

On October 6, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $15 billion Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and related support, equipment, and services. The deal comprises 44 THAAD launchers, 360 missile interceptors, seven AN/TPY-2 radar systems, and other related parts, training, and equipment. A day before the...

India Agni-2 Missile Fails Test

On May 4, India test-fired its medium-range, nuclear-capable Agni-2 missile. The rocket was launched from Abdul Kalam Island, located off the east Indian coast. Certain Indian defense officials stated that the test did not meet all the desired parameters, though others claimed success. The Defence Research and Development Organization did not offer official confirmation. The...

Interactive: The Missile War in Yemen

These interactive features show the relative intensity of missile and missile defense-related activity across the Arabian Gulf which has occurring as part of the ongoing Yemen conflict. Beginning in June 2015, the bulk of missile incidents have occurred along Yemen-Saudi border around the cities of Najran, Jizan and Abha, but Houthi acquisition of longer-range missiles have permitted attacks as far as Riyadh.