USAF Receives LRSO Cruise Missile Proposal

USAF Receives LRSO Cruise Missile Proposal

On November 18, the U.S. Air Force received a final proposal for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO) and is preparing to seek approval for the system’s engineering and manufacturing development….

India Tests Indigenous Surface-to-Air Missiles

India Tests Indigenous Surface-to-Air Missiles

On November 13 and 17, India conducted its first flight tests of an operationally-configured Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) in Chandipur on the country’s east coast. In a release, India’s…

US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

US Completes SM-3 IIA Against ICBM-class Target

On November 16, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Navy conducted a successful test intercept of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an ICBM-class target. Designated FTM-44 “Stellar Lance,” the…

US Activates Iron Dome Air Defense System

US Activates Iron Dome Air Defense System

On November 13, the U.S. Army announced it had activated two units to evaluate the Iron Dome system for an interim cruise missile defense capability. According to an Army statement,…

Army Selects SM-6, Tomahawk For Ground Launchers

Army Selects SM-6, Tomahawk For Ground Launchers

On November 6, the U.S. Army selected the Navy’s Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) and the BGM-109 Tomahawk for its Mid-Range Capability (MRC), part of the service’s ground-launched strike modernization effort. Following…

US Flight Tests Lower-Cost Interceptor

US Flight Tests Lower-Cost Interceptor

On November 9, the U.S. Army conducted its first flight test of the Lower-cost Air Defense (LowerAD) surface-to-air missile. According to the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command, the flight test,…

US Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On October 29, the U.S. Air Force test launched a Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. In a press release, the Air Force stated that…

France Tests Naval Cruise Missile

France Tests Naval Cruise Missile

On October 28, France successfully fired a Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) submarine-launched cruise missile near Biscarrosse in the country’s southwest. In a press release, France’s Minister of Defense hailed…