Japan Plans Antiship Hypersonic Missile

Japan Plans Antiship Hypersonic Missile

Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to incorporate an antiship capability on its future hypersonic missiles, according to a February 25 Mainichi Shimbun report. In a 2019 paper, the ministry’s Acquisition, Technology,…

Venezuela Tests Antiship Missile

Venezuela Tests Antiship Missile

On February 16, the Venezuelan Navy released footage of its first live-fire missile test since 2013, launching an MBDA Otomat missile at a retired oil tanker. In the test, the…

Russia Prototypes Small Hypersonic Missile

Russia Prototypes Small Hypersonic Missile

On February 23, a Russian defense industry source said Russia has developed a hypersonic air-to-ground missile prototype for its Su-57 aircraft. In an interview, the source confirmed that the missile…

MDA Schedules SM-3 IIA ICBM Intercept Test

MDA Schedules SM-3 IIA ICBM Intercept Test

On February 24, the Missile Defense Agency confirmed it would conduct an ICBM intercept test with the SM-3 Block IIA missile in the third quarter of 2020. Designated FTM-44, the…

Serbia Receives Russian Pantsir-S1 Air Defense

Serbia Receives Russian Pantsir-S1 Air Defense

On February 22, Serbia’s Defense Ministry confirmed it had received delivery of two Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense systems from Russia. In a statement, Serbia’s Defense Ministry announced the successful outcome…

Pakistan Flight Tests Ra’ad-II Cruise Missile

Pakistan Flight Tests Ra’ad-II Cruise Missile

On February 18, Pakistan successfully flight tested the Ra’ad-II air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). According to a Pakistani press release, the missile was fired from a Mirage aircraft and struck a…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 16, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of San Diego, California. The test quickly follows an…

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

US Navy Seizes Weapons Headed for Yemen

On February 9, the U.S. Navy seized a shipment of Iranian-produced weapons bound for Yemen. According to a Navy press release, the USS Normandy (CG 60) boarded a dhow in…

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

US Navy Test Fires Trident II SLBM

On February 12, the U.S. Navy successfully test fired an unarmed Trident II (D5LE) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of San Diego, California. Designated DASO-30, the test demonstrated…