US Withdraws Patriots From Saudi Arabia, Gulf

US Withdraws Patriots From Saudi Arabia, Gulf

On April 1, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration plans to remove at least three Patriot air defense batteries from the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia. The…

US Tests Patriot and THAAD Missile Defense

US Tests Patriot and THAAD Missile Defense

On October 1, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced a test of the Patriot and THAAD missile defense systems at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Consisting of two…

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to the Netherlands

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to the Netherlands

On September 24, the U.S. State Department approved a potential $241 million sale of Patriot Advanced Capability‑3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors to the Netherlands. The deal comprises 34…

Romania Acquires Patriot Missiles

Romania Acquires Patriot Missiles

On September 16, Romania received its first battery of Patriot surface-to-air-missiles from the United States. In an agreement valued at roughly $4 billion, Romania will take delivery of seven Patriot…

Yemen Conflict Update: June 16-September 16

Yemen Conflict Update: June 16-September 16

Between June 16-September 16, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported 17 Houthi missile attacks on its territory and within Yemen. CSIS data now includes 177 publicly reported intercepts. Below…

Patriot Missile Misfires in Test

Patriot Missile Misfires in Test

On August 20, a U.S. Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptor misfired in a test conducted at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. In the test of…

US Army Completes Second IBCS Limited User Test

US Army Completes Second IBCS Limited User Test

On August 20, the U.S. Army intercepted ballistic and cruise missile targets in its second live-fire test of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS). Conducted at…

Army Downs Cruise Missiles in IBCS Test

Army Downs Cruise Missiles in IBCS Test

On August 13, the U.S. Army successfully intercepted two cruise missile targets in a demonstration of its IBCS missile defense network. Conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in New…