Israel, Hamas Exchange Missile Fires

Israel, Hamas Exchange Missile Fires

On May 10, Hamas and its allies began launching rocket salvos against Israel after clashes over Israeli land seizures in East Jerusalem and wider Palestinian displacement. Militants in Gaza launched…

Sweden Receives Advanced Patriot Interceptors

Sweden Receives Advanced Patriot Interceptors

In April 2021, Sweden took delivery of its first Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors. The U.S. State Department approved the up to $3.2 billion PAC-3 sale…

US Air Force Aborts Minuteman III Test

US Air Force Aborts Minuteman III Test

On May 5, the U.S. Air Force aborted a planned LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launch. According to Air Force Global Strike Command, “the missile computer detected…

France Test Fires M51 Ballistic Missile

France Test Fires M51 Ballistic Missile

On April 28, France successfully test fired an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). According to France’s Ministry of Defense, the unarmed flight validated the missile’s performance under operational conditions. France…

Russia Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

Russia Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

On April 26, Russia announced it had successfully test fired an anti-ballistic missile interceptor. The test took place at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan. While Russia’s Ministry of Defense…

North Korea Test Fires Two Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Test Fires Two Ballistic Missiles

On March 24, North Korea test-launched two new short-range ballistic missiles. The state-run KCNA stated the missiles, which appear to be a variant of the KN-23, flew 600 km before…

USAF Hypersonic Weapon Fails Flight Test

USAF Hypersonic Weapon Fails Flight Test

On April 5, the U.S. Air Force conducted a rocket booster test of its hypersonic AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). According to a USAF release, “the test missile was…

US Withdraws Patriots From Saudi Arabia, Gulf

US Withdraws Patriots From Saudi Arabia, Gulf

On April 1, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration plans to remove at least three Patriot air defense batteries from the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia. The…

Taiwan to Buy Advance Patriot Interceptors

Taiwan to Buy Advance Patriot Interceptors

On March 31, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense announced plans to acquire Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors. The weapons are scheduled to be delivered between…

Israel Tests Ground-launched I-Derby ER Missile

Israel Tests Ground-launched I-Derby ER Missile

On February 26, Israel completed development of a ground-launched variant of the I-Derby ER air-to-air missile. In a press release, Israeli contractor Rafael stated it conducted a series of flight…