Yemen Update: January 10-April 3

Yemen Update: January 10-April 3

Between January 10 and April 3, KSA reported at least two Houthi ballistic missile launches targeting Saudi territory. Both are unidentified. One missile targeted Khamis Mushait, and was successfully intercepted….

India Conducts Successful ASAT Test

India Conducts Successful ASAT Test

On March 27, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted a successful anti-satellite intercept test. Designated “Mission Shakti” (“Strength”), the test involved an indigenously produced “Ballistic Missile Defense Interceptor”…

GMD Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

GMD Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

On March 25, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful GMD intercept test against an ICBM class target. The test is notably “the first salvo engagement of a threat-representative…

US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

On March 18, the U.S. Army released its FY2020 budget proposal which laid out plans for the development of three new missile programs. These include the land-based “Long Range Hypersonic…

Brimstone 3 Missile Successfully Test Fired

Brimstone 3 Missile Successfully Test Fired

On March 20, defense manufacturer MBDA reported it conducted the first test launch of its Brimstone 3 missile. The test took place in February at the Vidsel Trials range in…

US Navy to Develop SM-6 Block IB

US Navy to Develop SM-6 Block IB

On March 18, the U.S. Navy released its FY2020 budget proposal which indicated plans to develop an upgraded Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) variant, identified as the SM-6 Block IB. The missile…

Israel and US Test David’s Sling

Israel and US Test David’s Sling

On March 19, the Israeli Missile Defense Organization and U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted a successful “test series” of the David’s Sling Weapon System. An Israeli Ministry of Defense spokesperson…

US Air Force B-52H Bombers to Carry LRSO Missile

US Air Force B-52H Bombers to Carry LRSO Missile

On March 13, the U.S. Air Force awarded a $250 million dollar contract to Boeing to integrate the nuclear-capable Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) cruise missile with the company’s B-52H strategic bomber….