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

Saudi Arabia Intercepts Houthi Missile Targeting Najran

Saudi Arabia Intercepts Houthi Missile Targeting Najran

On January 11, KSA air defenses intercepted a Qaher-M2 short-range ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels targeting the Saudi city of Najran. Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson for the Arab…

Poland Seeking to Negotiate Patriot Price Tag

Poland Seeking to Negotiate Patriot Price Tag

Poland is looking to negotiate a lower price for the Patriot defense system it plans to buy from the United States. Poland’s secretary of state in its Defense Ministry, Bartosz…

South Korea to Increase Defense Budget

South Korea to Increase Defense Budget

South Korea will increase its defense budget by 7 percent next year, raising the amount to 43.2 trillion won (39.7 billion USD). The budget allocates 4.3 trillion won to the…

Romania Makes Patriot Acquisition Official

Romania Makes Patriot Acquisition Official

On November 30, Romania signed an official Letter of Offer and Acceptance to receive U.S. Patriot Advanced Configuration-3+ (PAC-3) air and missile defense systems. Approved by the U.S. State Department…

PAC-3 Interceptor Passes “Complex Test”

PAC-3 Interceptor Passes “Complex Test”

Four Patriot Adanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) missile interceptors and one PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) recently completed an operational test-firing at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico….

Romania to Purchase Patriot in 2019

Romania to Purchase Patriot in 2019

On November 20, Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor said that Romanian plans to procure $3.9 billion worth of Patriot air defense system technology in the first half of 2019. This…