Russia Test Fires Ballistic, Hypersonic Missiles

Russia Test Fires Ballistic, Hypersonic Missiles

On December 11-12, Russia test fired a Tsirkon hypersonic missile and four Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) in a series of naval launches. On December 11, Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov…

South Korea Receives First Cheongung-II SAM Battery

South Korea Receives First Cheongung-II SAM Battery

On November 26, South Korea announced it had taken delivery of its first Cheongung-II medium-range air defense battery. This delivery marks the first of seven planned batteries. South Korea’s Agency…

Russia Deploys S-300 to Disputed Islands

Russia Deploys S-300 to Disputed Islands

On December 1, Russia announced it had deployed S-300V4 air defense systems to disputed islands claimed by Japan. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said the S-300s were positioned on the island…

South Korea To Produce New Ballistic Missile

South Korea To Produce New Ballistic Missile

On November 25, South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced plans to begin producing the new Korean Tactical Surface to Surface Missile (KTSSM). Production will run between 2020-2025 to…

Russian Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

Russian Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

On November 26, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced it had conducted a successful test launch of its A-135 anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptor. The launch took place at Kazakhstan’s Sary Shagan…

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…