Army Downs Cruise Missiles in IBCS Test

Army Downs Cruise Missiles in IBCS Test

On August 13, the U.S. Army successfully intercepted two cruise missile targets in a demonstration of its IBCS missile defense network. Conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in New…

Hungary Purchases AMRAAM, NASAMS

Hungary Purchases AMRAAM, NASAMS

On August 12, Hungary finalized a $1 billion acquisition deal to buy U.S.-made air defenses. The acquisition consists of a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sale (DCS). The…

Israel, US Test-Fire Arrow 2 Interceptor

Israel, US Test-Fire Arrow 2 Interceptor

On August 12, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a joint test of the Arrow missile defense system. Designated Arrow Weapon System Test-18a…

China Tests Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles

China Tests Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles

China recently test fired two DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missiles, according to People’s Liberation Army (PLA) footage released on August 3. In a subsequent August 6 report, state media reported the…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On August 4, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile was equipped with three test…

Iran Tests New Missiles in Combat Drills

Iran Tests New Missiles in Combat Drills

On July 29, Iranian state media announced the country’s Revolutionary Guard successfully conducted live-fire missile tests. In the exercise, designated “Great Prophet 14,” Iranian forces displayed a variety of ballistic missiles…

US, South Korea Conclude Solid-fueled Rocket Deal

US, South Korea Conclude Solid-fueled Rocket Deal

On July 28, South Korea’s government announced it had gained approval to produce new solid-propellant space launch vehicles under the conditions of a revised U.S.-Korea missile deal. The bilateral agreement…

US Navy Receives Next-Generation Radar

US Navy Receives Next-Generation Radar

On July 20, the U.S. Navy took delivery of its first AN/SPY-6 radar array, the successor to the AN/SPY-1 radars currently equipped on Aegis ships and surface facilities. Intended for…

US State Department Approves Patriot Sale to Taiwan

US State Department Approves Patriot Sale to Taiwan

On July 9, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $620 million repair and recertification contract for Taiwan’s Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missiles. The FMS package includes replacing PAC-3 components…

US Seizes Iranian Weapons En Route to Yemen

US Seizes Iranian Weapons En Route to Yemen

On June 28, the United States and partner forces interdicted a dhow allegedly carrying Iranian weapons to Yemen. According to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who described the seizure…