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…

Israel Intercepts Second UAV with Patriot This Week

Israel Intercepts Second UAV with Patriot This Week

On July 13, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted another Syrian UAV this week with an MIM-104 Patriot missile. The Times of Israel reported that the drone infringed on international…

Israel Intercepts Syrian UAV with Patriot

Israel Intercepts Syrian UAV with Patriot

On July 11, an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) news release stated that “a Syrian UAV entered Israeli territory and was intercepted by the Patriot missile above the Sea of Galilee.”…

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…