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

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…