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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.