Russia Tests Iskander Missiles

Russia Tests Iskander Missiles

Between September 17-19, the Russian armed forces flight tested several 9M723 Iskander ballistic missiles during military exercises in Kazakhstan. According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the exercises successfully struck their…

Russia Deploying Missiles to Disputed Islands

Russia Deploying Missiles to Disputed Islands

According to an internal government document, Russia plans to deploy Bastion-P coastal defense units to two islands in the disputed Kuril Island chain, Kyodo News reported on August 2. Russian…

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile

On August 27, Iran revealed a new cruise missile, named “Mobeen,” at Russia’s MAKS military exhibition. According to state media, the subsonic cruise missile has a range of 450 km…

Russia Begins Black Sea Military, Missile Drills

Russia Begins Black Sea Military, Missile Drills

On August 26, Russia began military drills near the Black Sea, mobilizing over 8,000 troops in an interservice exercise. During the drills, the Southern Military District’s Iskander-M crews practiced electronic…

Second S-400 Delivery Arrives in Turkey

Second S-400 Delivery Arrives in Turkey

On August 27, Russia delivered a second batch of S-400 missile defense equipment to Murted Air Base near Ankara, Turkey. In a statement, Turkey’s defense ministry said that delivery of…

US Conducts Post-INF Ground-Launched Missile Test

US Conducts Post-INF Ground-Launched Missile Test

On August 18, the U.S. Department of Defense flight tested a ground-launched cruise missile from San Nicolas Island, California. Launched from a MK-41 Vertical Launch System, the Tomahawk cruise missile…

United States Withdraws from INF Treaty

United States Withdraws from INF Treaty

On August 2, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a U.S.-Russian pact limiting deployment of land-based missiles capable of ranges from 500 to 5,500 km….

Russia Tests Topol-M ICBM

Russia Tests Topol-M ICBM

On July 26, Russia flight tested a Topol-M (SS-27) ICBM from a range in Kasputin Yar. In a statement, Russia’s Ministry of Defense said the missile “hit the target at…

Russia Tests Surface-To-Air Missile for Arctic

Russia Tests Surface-To-Air Missile for Arctic

On July 17, Russia tested the Tor-M2DT, a short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system designed for arctic use. First revealed in 2017, the M2DT is a winterized variant of the Tor…

Russia Tests Antiship Missiles in Sea of Japan

Russia Tests Antiship Missiles in Sea of Japan

On July 18, the Russian Ministry of Defence released video footage of naval drills in the Sea of Japan. Two vessels of Russia’s Pacific Fleet—a missile boat and a destroyer—participated…