US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

On February 6, the U.S. Army announced its plan to purchase several Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems to fulfill a short-term need for indirect fire defense. In an official…

MDA and Israel Conduct Successful Arrow 3 Test

MDA and Israel Conduct Successful Arrow 3 Test

On January 22, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) successfully tested Israel’s Arrow 3 Weapon System in collaboration with the Israeli Air Force from…

Switzerland Dedicates Funds for Air Defense Procurement

Switzerland Dedicates Funds for Air Defense Procurement

Switzerland’s Ministry of Defense has earmarked 1.3-1.5 billion Swiss francs ($1.4-$1.6 billion USD) to buy a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system as part of its “Air 2030” program to improve the…

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

The Future of Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific

Missile threats facing both the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific are increasing in complexity, number, and source. In response, the Trump administration is using missile defenses to boost military capability and signal resolve, as indicated by the deployment of THAAD to South Korea…

Israel Declares David’s Sling Operational

Israel Declares David’s Sling Operational

On April 2, Israeli officials declared operational the newest component of Israel’s layered missile defense system, David’s Sling, at Hatzor Air Force Base near Ashdod. David’s Sling was jointly developed…