US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

On March 18, the U.S. Army released its FY2020 budget proposal which laid out plans for the development of three new missile programs. These include the land-based “Long Range Hypersonic…

Brimstone 3 Missile Successfully Test Fired

Brimstone 3 Missile Successfully Test Fired

On March 20, defense manufacturer MBDA reported it conducted the first test launch of its Brimstone 3 missile. The test took place in February at the Vidsel Trials range in…

US Navy to Develop SM-6 Block IB

US Navy to Develop SM-6 Block IB

On March 18, the U.S. Navy released its FY2020 budget proposal which indicated plans to develop an upgraded Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) variant, identified as the SM-6 Block IB. The missile…

Israel and US Test David’s Sling

Israel and US Test David’s Sling

On March 19, the Israeli Missile Defense Organization and U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful “test series” of the David’s Sling Weapon System. An Israeli Ministry of Defense spokesperson…

US Air Force B-52H Bombers to Carry LRSO Missile

US Air Force B-52H Bombers to Carry LRSO Missile

On March 13, the U.S. Air Force awarded a $250 million dollar contract to Boeing to integrate the nuclear-capable Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) cruise missile with the company’s B-52H strategic bomber….

Japan to Acquire Two New Long-range Missiles

Japan to Acquire Two New Long-range Missiles

On March 18, the Japanese Defense Ministry announced plans to develop its first domestically produced long-range standoff cruise missile with a range exceeding 400 km. This news comes less than…

US to Test INF-Range GLCM and Ballistic Missile

US to Test INF-Range GLCM and Ballistic Missile

According to unnamed U.S. defense officials, the United States plans to test fire a ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM) with a range of about 1,000 km range in August, and a…