Houthi Burkan-2H Missiles Intercepted Over Riyadh

Houthi Burkan-2H Missiles Intercepted Over Riyadh

On June 24, Houthi forces launched two Burkan-2H ballistic missiles towards the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. Houthi media sources reported the missiles targeted the Information Center of the Saudi…

Israel Launches Patriot at UAV

Israel Launches Patriot at UAV

On June 24, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that they fired an MIM-104 Patriot air defense system missile at a UAV by the Israeli border near the Golan Heights…

Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Missile Targeting Yanbu

Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Missile Targeting Yanbu

On June 5, Saudi Arabian Air Defense Forces intercepted a Houthi-launched ballistic missile, according to the spokesman for the Arab coalition in Yemen Colonel Turki al-Maliki. Saudi forces allege the…

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…

Patriot Conducts Successful Intercept Tests

Patriot Conducts Successful Intercept Tests

Delegations from eight countries recently witnessed a successful test of the Patriot missile defense system at the White Sands Missile Range facility in New Mexico. During the test, two PAC-3…

South Korea Orders New PAC-3 Interceptors

South Korea Orders New PAC-3 Interceptors

On February 7, South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced its intent purchase additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors from the United States. The estimated…

Distributed Defense: New Operational Concepts for Air and Missile Defense

Distributed Defense: New Operational Concepts for Air and Missile Defense

Despite the rising salience of missile threats, current air and missile defense forces are far too susceptible to suppression. Today’s U.S. air and missile defense (AMD) force lacks the depth, capacity, and operational flexibility to simultaneously perform both missions