US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

US Approves $501 Million Missile Defense Sale to South Korea

On September 14, the U.S. State Department approved South Korea to purchase 64 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) Missiles; nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio…

Yemen Missile War Update: Aug 17-29

Yemen Missile War Update: Aug 17-29

Between August 17 and August 29, a reported eight Houthi-launched missiles targeting Najran and Jizan provinces were intercepted by Saudi air defense forces. Another three unconfirmed missile launches occurred during…

Houthi Missiles Target Najran, Jizan

Houthi Missiles Target Najran, Jizan

On August 13, KSA air defenses intercepted a Houthi-launched short-range ballistic missile targeting Najran, Saudi media reports. No casualties were reported. Houthi media also reported a Badr-1 SRBM strike on…

Sweden to Have Operational Patriot Systems by 2025

Sweden to Have Operational Patriot Systems by 2025

On August 8, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) signed an agreement with the United States to purchase four Patriot Configuration 3+ Modernized Fire Units equipped with AN/MPQ-65 radars and…

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Reorganizing the Missile Defense Enterprise

Rethinking the push for program transfer When the U.S. Missile Defense Agency was created in 2002, the expectation was that it would initially develop missile defense systems but then transfer…

IDF Fires Patriot, Downs Syrian Plane

IDF Fires Patriot, Downs Syrian Plane

On July 24, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) fired two MIM-104 Patriot missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet, shooting down the plane. The aircraft “traveled two kilometers into Israeli…

US, Turkey Discuss Potential Patriot Sale

US, Turkey Discuss Potential Patriot Sale

On July 16, Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow announced that the United States was discussing with Turkey potentially selling the MIM-104 Patriot missile system…