Syrian Antiair Missile Falls in Cyprus

Syrian Antiair Missile Falls in Cyprus

On June 30, a Syrian antiair missile failed to hit its target and fell along a mountainside near Nicosia in northern Cyprus. The projectile was fired by Syrian air defenses…

Javelin Antitank Missiles Found in Libya

Javelin Antitank Missiles Found in Libya

On June 27, armed forces under the UN-backed Libyan National Army discovered four American-made Javelin antitank missiles at a rebel weapons cache near Tripoli. According to markings on the weapons,…

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

Russia Signs Deal for Iskander Cruise Missiles

On June 27, the Russian Defense Ministry ordered a new delivery of 9M728 (SSC-7) cruise missiles for its Iskander-M launchers. According to reports, the Defense Ministry signed a contract to…

India Test Fires Prithvi-II Ballistic Missile

India Test Fires Prithvi-II Ballistic Missile

On June 27, the Indian Army successfully test fired a Prithvi-II short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) off the country’s Odisha Coast. Officials described the flight as a routine test. The liquid-fueled…

Yemen Update: June 17-June 26

Yemen Update: June 17-June 26

Between June 17-26, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported six Houthi-launched UAV attacks and one cruise missile strike on its territory. The Qasef-2K drone attack on June 23 was…

Russia Plans Early Warning Radar in Crimea by 2020

Russia Plans Early Warning Radar in Crimea by 2020

On June 26, Russian defense industry insiders confirmed that construction for an early warning radar in Crimea would begin this year. The new radar, the Voronezh, would replace the older…

Bahrain, Poland, Romania to Acquire ATACMS

Bahrain, Poland, Romania to Acquire ATACMS

In a June 24 release, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a $562 million sale of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) to Bahrain, Poland, and Romania. First fielded in…

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Daniel Inouye

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Daniel Inouye

On June 22, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118). The Flight IIA Aegis ship honors the late Hawaiian senator and World War…

Navy Flight Tests Upgraded Rolling Airframe Missile

Navy Flight Tests Upgraded Rolling Airframe Missile

On June 19, the U.S. Navy flight tested the Block 2A Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), a short-range interceptor used to defeat antiship missiles and other airborne threats. Conducted in Southern…

Sidewinder Missile Tested From NASAMS Launcher

Sidewinder Missile Tested From NASAMS Launcher

On June 19, Raytheon announced the first flight test of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missile launched from the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) conducted in May. Tested in…