US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On February 5, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile’s mock warhead traveled about 6,760…

US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

On February 6, the U.S. Army announced its plan to purchase several Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems to fulfill a short-term need for indirect fire defense. In an official…

Russia Tests RS-24 Yars ICBM

Russia Tests RS-24 Yars ICBM

On February 6, Russia conducted a test launch of its RS-24 Yars ICBM at the Plesetsk spaceport in the Arkhangelsk Region. According to a Russian Defence Ministry press release, the…

US Navy Conducts Final Developmental Test of AMDR

US Navy Conducts Final Developmental Test of AMDR

On January 31, the U.S. Navy successfully tracked a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target with its AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on…

Iran Displays Hoveizeh and Qased 3 Cruise Missiles

Iran Displays Hoveizeh and Qased 3 Cruise Missiles

On January 31, Iran displayed its Qased 3 (“Messenger”) air-launched cruise missile at a military exhibition celebrating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. While details of the missile’s capabilities…

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

US to Suspend INF Treaty Obligations

On February 1, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty, effective February 2, and will leave the Treaty…

US State Department Approves Aegis Sale to Japan

US State Department Approves Aegis Sale to Japan

On January 29, the U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for two Aegis Weapon Systems (AWS) and related missile defense equipment, including two Multi-Mission Signal…

US Navy Confirms Tomahawk Block V Designation

US Navy Confirms Tomahawk Block V Designation

On January 28, the U.S. Navy confirmed the Block V designation for the next variant of the Tomahawk cruise missile. The mid-life recertification of the Block IV Tactical Tomahawk and…