Pakistan Flight Tests Ra’ad-II Cruise Missile

Pakistan Flight Tests Ra’ad-II Cruise Missile

On February 18, Pakistan successfully flight tested the Ra’ad-II air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). According to a Pakistani press release, the missile was fired from a Mirage aircraft and struck 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…

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

On February 9, the U.S. Navy seized a shipment of Iranian-produced weapons bound for Yemen. According to a Navy press release, the USS Normandy (CG 60) boarded a dhow in…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 12, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of San Diego, California. Designated DASO-30, the test demonstrated…

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…

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite in Orbit

Iran Fails to Launch Satellite in Orbit

On February 9, Iran unsuccessfully launched a Simorgh rocket carrying a “Zafar 1” communications satellite. According to Iranian Defense Ministry spokesman Ahmad Hosseini, “Stage-1 and stage-2 motors of the carrier…

India Developing New Tactical Ballistic Missile

India Developing New Tactical Ballistic Missile

On February 7, Indian officials confirmed the ongoing development of the Pranash, a tactical ballistic missile with a 200 km range. The Pranash missile is reportedly an upgraded derivative of…

Greece to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

Greece to Deploy Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

On February 3, a Greek government official announced that Athens planned to deploy Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia. The plan, which involved the United States, United Kingdom, and France, was…

India Reveals New Cruise, Antiship Missiles

India Reveals New Cruise, Antiship Missiles

On February 6, India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) announced the completion of the Nirbhay cruise missile development project and revealed several cruise  and antiship missiles under development. The…