Russia Launches New Nuclear Submarine

Russia Launches New Nuclear Submarine

On April 23, Russia launched its first nuclear-powered Project 09852 submarine in the northwestern city of Severodvinsk. Dubbed the K-139 Belgorod, the 184 m submarine is the longest submarine ever…

Pakistan Test Fires Indigenous Cruise Missile

Pakistan Test Fires Indigenous Cruise Missile

On April 23, Pakistan’s Navy successfully test fired an indigenously developed antiship/land-attack cruise missile. The unidentified missile was launched from a fast attack craft in the North Arabian Sea, and…

Israel Uses Rampage ALBM in Combat

Israel Uses Rampage ALBM in Combat

On April 13, Israel’s Air Force used the Rampage air-launched ballistic missile (ALBM) in combat for the first time, according to defense analyst Babak Taghvaee. The IAF fired Rampage missiles…

North Korea Test Fires “Tactical Guided Weapon”

North Korea Test Fires “Tactical Guided Weapon”

On April 18, North Korean state-run media announced the country had test fired “a new-type tactical guided weapon.” The unidentified projectile traveled a short range, and at low enough altitudes…

India Test Fires Nirbhay Cruise Missile

India Test Fires Nirbhay Cruise Missile

On April 15, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted its sixth flight test of the Nirbhay cruise missile. The launch took place on a test range off the…

US Army to Deploy THAAD in Romania

US Army to Deploy THAAD in Romania

On April 11, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) announced plans to deploy an Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in Romania this summer. The deployment comes in support of…

Russia Test Fires P-270 Moskit Antiship Missile

Russia Test Fires P-270 Moskit Antiship Missile

On April 5, Russia’s Zvezda TV reported that two corvettes in the country’s Black Sea Fleet conducted a successful test launch of the P-270 Moskit (NATO: SS-N-22 “Sunburn”). The antiship…

Japan’s Aegis Ashore Sites Will Not Include Air Defenses

Japan’s Aegis Ashore Sites Will Not Include Air Defenses

On April 7, Japan’s Jiji Press reported that the country’s Aegis Ashore sites will not be equipped with Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC). Japanese officials acknowledge that without CEC, the land-based…