South Korea Receives First Cheongung-II SAM Battery

South Korea Receives First Cheongung-II SAM Battery

On November 26, South Korea announced it had taken delivery of its first Cheongung-II medium-range air defense battery. This delivery marks the first of seven planned batteries. South Korea’s Agency…

Russia Deploys S-300 to Disputed Islands

Russia Deploys S-300 to Disputed Islands

On December 1, Russia announced it had deployed S-300V4 air defense systems to disputed islands claimed by Japan. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said the S-300s were positioned on the island…

South Korea To Produce New Ballistic Missile

South Korea To Produce New Ballistic Missile

On November 25, South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced plans to begin producing the new Korean Tactical Surface to Surface Missile (KTSSM). Production will run between 2020-2025 to…

Russian Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

Russian Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

On November 26, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced it had conducted a successful test launch of its A-135 anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptor. The launch took place at Kazakhstan’s Sary Shagan…

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…