India Test Fires Brahmos Missile

India Test Fires Brahmos Missile

On June 4, India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) successfully tested an antiship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The launch took place on a test range off the…

Belarus Shows Prototype 9M318 Surface-to-Air Missile

Belarus Shows Prototype 9M318 Surface-to-Air Missile

Between May 15-18, a prototype 9M318 surface-to-air missile (SAM) was unveiled by the Belarusian company OKB TSP Scientific Production at the MILEX 2019 defense exhibition. According to a company spokesperson,…

Turkey Fires Bora Ballistic Missile on PKK in Iraq

Turkey Fires Bora Ballistic Missile on PKK in Iraq

On May 29, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) reportedly fired a Bora-1 missile towards a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) target in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. According to Turkish news outlet Yeni…

China Test Fires JL-3 SLBM

China Test Fires JL-3 SLBM

On June 2, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) test fired the JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in Bohai Bay. The June launch is the second known test of the…

Japan, Russia Disagree on Aegis Ashore in Island Dispute

Japan, Russia Disagree on Aegis Ashore in Island Dispute

In their fourth “two-plus-two” dialogue, Japanese and Russian foreign and defense ministers failed to reach consensus over disputed island territories north of Japan. Both countries highlighted missile activity as a…

US Begins Construction on Columbia-class Submarine

US Begins Construction on Columbia-class Submarine

On May 23, Huntington Ingalls Industries began construction on the first Columbia-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) in a steel-cutting ceremony at its Newport News shipyard in Virginia. The Columbia-class,…

India Test Fires Akash Surface-to-Air Missile

India Test Fires Akash Surface-to-Air Missile

On May 27, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test fired an updated version of its Akash surface-to-air missile. The missile, which entered service in 2015, has a…