US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Kuwait

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Kuwait

On May 28, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $800 million sale of Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to Kuwait. The deal comprises 84 PAC-3…

US State Department Approves AMRAAM Sale to Hungary

US State Department Approves AMRAAM Sale to Hungary

On May 8, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $230 million sale of Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles – Extended Range (AMRAAM-ER) to Hungary. The deal comprises 60 AIM-120C-7/C-8…

South Korea Completes KM-SAM Air Defense Delivery

South Korea Completes KM-SAM Air Defense Delivery

On April 28, South Korea announced that it had completed delivery of the Cheongung Korean medium-range surface-to-air missile (KM-SAM) Block-1 system to the ROK Air Force. The KM-SAM reached initial…

Pakistan Test Fires Indigenous Cruise Missile

Pakistan Test Fires Indigenous Cruise Missile

On April 21, Pakistan’s navy tested an indigenously developed antiship/land-attack cruise missile in the Northern Arabian Sea. The unidentified missile was likely a Harba cruise missile or a sea-launched variant…

Iran Launches Military Satellite

Iran Launches Military Satellite

On April 21, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed to have successfully launched the country’s first military satellite into orbit. According to an IRGC statement, a three-stage rocket called the “Qased”…

Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

On April 15, Russia test fired a ground-based, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. U.S. officials did not say where the weapon was aimed but it does not appear that the test missile…

US State Department Approves Harpoon Sale to India

US State Department Approves Harpoon Sale to India

On April 13, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $92 million sale of AGM-84L Harpoon air-launched missiles to India. The deal comprises 10 Harpoon missiles and associated parts, training…

Yemen Update: December 3-April 5

Yemen Update: December 3-April 5

Between December 3-April 5, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported eight Houthi missile attacks. Below is a summary of these and related events. April 5 Houthi forces launched a…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 16, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of San Diego, California. The test quickly follows an…

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile

On February 9, Iran unveiled a new tactical ballistic missile designated the Raad-500 (“Thunder”). Iranian state media claims the missile is constructed with lightweight composite materials, weighing half of the…