US State Department Approves Patriot Sale to Taiwan

US State Department Approves Patriot Sale to Taiwan

On July 9, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $620 million repair and recertification contract for Taiwan’s Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missiles. The FMS package includes replacing PAC-3 components…

US Seizes Iranian Weapons En Route to Yemen

US Seizes Iranian Weapons En Route to Yemen

On June 28, the United States and partner forces interdicted a dhow allegedly carrying Iranian weapons to Yemen. According to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who described the seizure…

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

In late June, India’s armed forces deployed the Akash quick-reaction surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to eastern Ladakh in Kashmir amid tensions with China. The system was deployed “to prevent any…

Saudi Arabia Purchases Seven AN/TPY-2 Radars

Saudi Arabia Purchases Seven AN/TPY-2 Radars

On June 26, U.S. defense contractor Raytheon received a finalized contract for seven AN/TPY-2 radars to Saudi Arabia. The $2.3 billion contract is part of a larger $15 billion foreign…

Iran Tests New Cruise Missile

Iran Tests New Cruise Missile

On June 18, Iran announced that its navy had successfully test fired a new cruise missile in a military exercise designated “Ramadan Martyrs.” The test missile was launched from the…

Yemen Conflict Update: April 6-June 14

Yemen Conflict Update: April 6-June 14

Between April 6-June 14, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported nine Houthi missile attacks on its territory and within Yemen. CSIS data now includes 163 publicly reported intercepts of…

Lessons from Yemen’s Missile War

Lessons from Yemen’s Missile War

After five years, hundreds of long- and short-range missiles fired, and more than 160 missile-defense intercepts, it’s time to take stock.

Report: The Missile War in Yemen

Report: The Missile War in Yemen

The Missile War in Yemen is the first comprehensive review of missile and missile defense activity in the ongoing Yemen conflict.

Israel Test Fires Two LORA Missiles

Israel Test Fires Two LORA Missiles

On June 2, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it had test fired two LORA (Long-Range Artillery) missiles. The launches took place from a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, with the…