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India Tests BrahMos Cruise Missile

On October 18, India successfully test launched a BrahMos cruise missile from a destroyer, striking a target in the Arabian Sea. In a release, India’s Ministry of Defence stated that the missile performed “extremely complex manoeuvres” in flight. India previously tested an extended-range variant of the BrahMos missile on September 30. Related Links: BrahMos Supersonic...

Turkey Tests S-400 Air Defense System

On October 16, Turkey conducted the first live-fire test of its S-400 air defense system from Sinop in the country’s northern region. According to a defense industry source, Turkish forces fired three missiles from the system, all of which “successfully hit the designated targets.” Turkey agreed to purchase the S-400 system from Russia in 2017...

Russia Tests Hypersonic Cruise Missile

On October 7, Russia successfully test-fired a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a warship in the Barents Sea. According to the Russian armed forces, the missile traveled 450 km and reached a maximum speed of Mach 8 before striking a floating target. The scramjet-powered Tsirkon missile reportedly began development in the early 2010s and...

Russia Conducts Anti-satellite Weapon Test

On April 15, Russia test fired a ground-based, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile. U.S. officials did not say where the weapon was aimed but it does not appear that the test missile struck a satellite. The weapon employed was likely the PL-19 “Nudol,” which Russia has tested since 2014 and last flew in November 2019. The Nudol...

Ukraine Tests Antiship Missile

On April 2, Ukraine’s Luch Design Bureau successfully test fired its Neptune antiship missile at Alibey Training Ground in the country’s Odessa region. In a statement, Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council said the test verified “the tactical and technical characteristics” of the weapon, which entered Ukrainian service in early 2019. The Neptune cruise missile...

Russia Tests “Tsirkon” Hypersonic Weapon

Russia test fired its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time, Russia’s TASS news agency has reported. According to defense industry sources, Russia launched the missile from the frigate Admiral Gorshkov in early January, striking a ground target over 500 km away. The Tsirkon missile has a claimed range over 1,000 km and...

Serbia Receives Russian Pantsir-S1 Air Defense

On February 22, Serbia’s Defense Ministry confirmed it had received delivery of two Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense systems from Russia. In a statement, Serbia’s Defense Ministry announced the successful outcome of the sale, which will include six Pantsir-S1 units in total. Russia and Serbia first publicly announced the Pantsir-S1 deal in late 2019. Related Links:...

Russia Drills S-300, S-400 Air Defense Systems

On February 4, Russia’s Central Military District reported the successful conclusion of air defense exercises in the Urals, Siberia, and Volga region. In the drills, S-300 and S-400 systems repelled notional aerial targets represented by MiG-31 fighters and Army Mi-8 helicopters. The S-300 and S-400 are a family of Russian air defense systems which entered...

Russia to Deploy Sarmat ICBM in 2021

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko has said Moscow will deploy its first serially-produced RS-28 Sarmat ICBMs in 2021. After conducting silo ejection tests in 2017 and 2018, Russia plans to flight test the Sarmat at least five times through 2020. Designed to replace the aging SS-18 “Satan,” the Sarmat missile possesses a range of...

Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

On January 14, Russia announced it had flight tested its S-350 short-medium-range air defense system, the first of its kind for the Russian Aerospace Force. Russia is set to deploy its first S-350 units in January 2020; the first units were delivered to forces in the Leningrad Region in December 2019. Revealed in 2013, the...