Israel Strikes Iranian, Syrian Assets

On February 10, Israel clashed with Iranian and Syrian military forces in a series of cross-border strikes. The confrontations began when Israel shot down an Iranian drone that had reportedly…

China Tests Midcourse Missile Defense System

On February 5, China’s Defense Ministry claimed to have successfully tested a midcourse missile defense system. The Ministry’s short announcement reads: “China carried out a land-based mid-course missile interception test…

India Test Fires Agni-1 Missile

On February 6, India successfully test fired its Agni-1 missile. The TEL-based launch took place from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha coast. According to defense officials, the launch…

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Kaliningrad

On February 5, Russian state-run media reported that the country has permanently deployed Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave bordering Poland and Lithuania. Russia previously deployed the advanced missile system…

Turkey Tests Indigenous HİSAR-A Missile

On February 1, Turkey successfully test fired its indigenous HİSAR-A surface-to-air missile. The missile launch took place in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, and was attended by Defense Minister…

SM-3 Block IIA Missile Test Fails

On January 31, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted an unsuccessful SM-3 Block IIA intercept test from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. According to the MDA testing schedule,…

Ukraine Tests Indigenous Cruise Missile

On January 30, Ukraine flight tested an indigenously-produced, ground-launched cruise missile. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, did not reveal the name or specifications of…