Turkey Test Fires Antiship Missile

Turkey Test Fires Antiship Missile

On July 1, Turkey successfully flight tested its first indigenously-produced antiship missile. In a statement, Defense Industries Presidency head Ismail Demir confirmed that the Atmaca missile had successfully struck a…

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

In late June, India’s armed forces deployed the Akash quick-reaction surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to eastern Ladakh in Kashmir amid tensions with China. The system was deployed “to prevent any…

Saudi Arabia Purchases Seven AN/TPY-2 Radars

Saudi Arabia Purchases Seven AN/TPY-2 Radars

On June 26, U.S. defense contractor Raytheon received a finalized contract for seven AN/TPY-2 radars to Saudi Arabia. The $2.3 billion contract is part of a larger $15 billion foreign…

Lithuania Receives NASAMS Air Defense System

Lithuania Receives NASAMS Air Defense System

On June 19, Lithuania’s armed forces confirmed delivery of a Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) air defense system. Norway and Lithuania had finalized the sale of used…

Iran Tests New Cruise Missile

Iran Tests New Cruise Missile

On June 18, Iran announced that its navy had successfully test fired a new cruise missile in a military exercise designated “Ramadan Martyrs.” The test missile was launched from the…

Yemen Conflict Update: April 6-June 14

Yemen Conflict Update: April 6-June 14

Between April 6-June 14, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported nine Houthi missile attacks on its territory and within Yemen. CSIS data now includes 163 publicly reported intercepts of…

Japan Halts Aegis Ashore Deployment Plan

Japan Halts Aegis Ashore Deployment Plan

On June 15, Japanese Minister of Defense Taro Kono announced that Japan would suspend plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore missile defense system due to “cost and schedule” concerns, triggering…

France Test Fires M51 Ballistic Missile

France Test Fires M51 Ballistic Missile

On June 12, French submarine Le Téméraire (S617) test fired an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from Audierne Bay on the country’s west coast. During the test, the missile reportedly…

Ground-launched APKWS Flight Tested

Ground-launched APKWS Flight Tested

On June 1, defense contractor BAE Systems announced its first successful flight test of a ground-launched variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rocket. In launches at Yuma…