Russia Test Fires Ballistic Missiles

Russia Test Fires Ballistic Missiles

On October 21, Russia tested two submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) during military exercises in the Barents Sea. According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the tests were intended to verify the…

Russia Drills Nuclear Forces

Russia Drills Nuclear Forces

On October 15, Russia initiated a major drill of its Strategic Missile Force Dubbed “Thunder 2019,” the exercises are expected to conclude on October 17. According to the Russian Ministry…

Russia Aiding China On Missile Early Warning System

Russia Aiding China On Missile Early Warning System

On October 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country was aiding China “to create a missile-warning system, a missile-attack warning system.” While China possesses several long-range radars, it…

Russia Upgrading Oniks Missile

Russia Upgrading Oniks Missile

On September 25, defense industry sources confirmed that Russia will flight test an upgraded variant of the Oniks sea-launched cruise missile in the coming months. According to a TASS report,…

Russia Tests Iskander Missiles

Russia Tests Iskander Missiles

Between September 17-19, the Russian armed forces flight tested several 9M723 Iskander ballistic missiles during military exercises in Kazakhstan. According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the exercises successfully struck their…

Russia Deploying Missiles to Disputed Islands

Russia Deploying Missiles to Disputed Islands

According to an internal government document, Russia plans to deploy Bastion-P coastal defense units to two islands in the disputed Kuril Island chain, Kyodo News reported on August 2. Russian…

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile

On August 27, Iran revealed a new cruise missile, named “Mobeen,” at Russia’s MAKS military exhibition. According to state media, the subsonic cruise missile has a range of 450 km…

Russia Begins Black Sea Military, Missile Drills

Russia Begins Black Sea Military, Missile Drills

On August 26, Russia began military drills near the Black Sea, mobilizing over 8,000 troops in an interservice exercise. During the drills, the Southern Military District’s Iskander-M crews practiced electronic…

Second S-400 Delivery Arrives in Turkey

Second S-400 Delivery Arrives in Turkey

On August 27, Russia delivered a second batch of S-400 missile defense equipment to Murted Air Base near Ankara, Turkey. In a statement, Turkey’s defense ministry said that delivery of…

US Conducts Post-INF Ground-Launched Missile Test

US Conducts Post-INF Ground-Launched Missile Test

On August 18, the U.S. Department of Defense flight tested a ground-launched cruise missile from San Nicolas Island, California. Launched from a MK-41 Vertical Launch System, the Tomahawk cruise missile…