Iran Launches Military Satellite

Iran Launches Military Satellite

On April 21, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed to have successfully launched the country’s first military satellite into orbit. According to an IRGC statement, a three-stage rocket called the “Qased”…

Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

On April 15, Russia test fired a ground-based, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. U.S. officials did not say where the weapon was aimed but it does not appear that the test missile…

US State Department Approves Harpoon Sale to India

US State Department Approves Harpoon Sale to India

On April 13, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $92 million sale of AGM-84L Harpoon air-launched missiles to India. The deal comprises 10 Harpoon missiles and associated parts, training…

North Korea Tests Antiship, Air-to-ground Missiles

North Korea Tests Antiship, Air-to-ground Missiles

On April 14, North Korea fired several antiship and air-to-ground missiles during military exercises on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the antiship missiles…

Yemen Update: December 3-April 5

Yemen Update: December 3-April 5

Between December 3-April 5, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported eight Houthi missile attacks. Below is a summary of these and related events. April 5 Houthi forces launched a…

Ukraine Tests Antiship Missile

Ukraine Tests Antiship Missile

On April 2, Ukraine’s Luch Design Bureau successfully test fired its Neptune antiship missile at Alibey Training Ground in the country’s Odessa region. In a statement, Ukraine’s National Security and…

US Deploys Patriot System to Iraq

US Deploys Patriot System to Iraq

The United States has deployed Patriot air and missile defense systems to Iraq, Pentagon officials confirmed on April 2. In an official statement, Pentagon spokesman Sean Robinson said the deployment…

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

On March 29, North Korea fired two KN-25 short-range ballistic missiles from Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two projectiles flew…

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missiles

On March 21, North Korea test fired two KN-24 short-range ballistic missiles from Sonchon in the country’s western region. In a subsequent statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed…

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

On March 19, Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned JS Maya (DDG-179), the first of two Maya-class ships and the seventh Japanese ship equipped with the Aegis combat system….