US Army to Deploy THAAD in Romania

US Army to Deploy THAAD in Romania

On April 11, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) announced plans to deploy an Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in Romania this summer. The deployment comes in support of…

Russia Test Fires P-270 Moskit Antiship Missile

Russia Test Fires P-270 Moskit Antiship Missile

On April 5, Russia’s Zvezda TV reported that two corvettes in the country’s Black Sea Fleet conducted a successful test launch of the P-270 Moskit (NATO: SS-N-22 “Sunburn”). The antiship…

Japan’s Aegis Ashore Sites Will Not Include Air Defenses

Japan’s Aegis Ashore Sites Will Not Include Air Defenses

On April 7, Japan’s Jiji Press reported that the country’s Aegis Ashore sites will not be equipped with Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC). Japanese officials acknowledge that without CEC, the land-based…

Russian Submarine Test Fires Kalibr From Port

Russian Submarine Test Fires Kalibr From Port

On April 5, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported that the country’s Yasen-class submarine Severodvinsk successfully test fired a Kalibr cruise missile while moored in port. This is the first successful launch…

Yemen Update: January 10-April 3

Yemen Update: January 10-April 3

Between January 10 and April 3, KSA reported at least two Houthi ballistic missile launches targeting Saudi territory. Both are unidentified. One missile targeted Khamis Mushait, and was successfully intercepted….

India Conducts Successful ASAT Test

India Conducts Successful ASAT Test

On March 27, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted a successful anti-satellite intercept test. Designated “Mission Shakti” (“Strength”), the test involved an indigenously produced “Ballistic Missile Defense Interceptor”…

GMD Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

GMD Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

On March 25, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful GMD intercept test against an ICBM class target. The test is notably “the first salvo engagement of a threat-representative…