US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

On November 16, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Navy conducted a successful test intercept of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an ICBM-class target. Designated FTM-44 “Stellar Lance,” the…

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to the Netherlands

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to the Netherlands

On September 24, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $241 million sale of Patriot Advanced Capability‑3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to the Netherlands. The deal comprises 34…

Yemen Conflict Update: June 16-September 16

Yemen Conflict Update: June 16-September 16

Between June 16-September 16, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported 17 Houthi missile attacks on its territory and within Yemen. CSIS data now includes 177 publicly reported intercepts. Below…

Germany To Buy More Antiship Missiles

Germany To Buy More Antiship Missiles

In September, the German Navy finalized a $194 million (USD) deal to procure additional RBS15 antiship missiles, jointly developed by Sweden’s Saab and Germany’s Diehl Defense. The missiles will be…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On September 2, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile traveled approximately 6,760 km to…

Hungary Purchases AMRAAM, NASAMS

Hungary Purchases AMRAAM, NASAMS

On August 12, Hungary finalized a $1 billion acquisition deal to buy U.S.-made air defenses. The acquisition consists of a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sale (DCS). The…

Israel, US Test-Fire Arrow 2 Interceptor

Israel, US Test-Fire Arrow 2 Interceptor

On August 12, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a joint test of the Arrow missile defense system. Designated Arrow Weapon System Test-18a…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On August 4, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile was equipped with three test…

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…